Residents in the community around Precipice Creek are conscious of the fragility of the ecosystem and the vulnerability of bird species that live in the area.

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Some 38 different bird species have been recorded in the neighbourhood residing or in overflight with another 3-4 in close vicinity, and 16 other species within comfortable travel distance.

A pair of resident breeding Falcons are the pride of the list, living and nesting in the Precipice gorge and frequently seen in the skies above.

The Precipice Creek Residents association started a protection programme of trapping rats and stoats a couple of years ago and are also proactive in possum control. 

It is hoped that the trapping programme will expand to cover a widening area around the gorge into the future as more resources become available. Native bats are also recorded in the area as well as skinks and geckos. 

For more information or to get involved contact Vladka or Richard Kennett Ph: 03 442 9948