Alpine habitat

Crucible Basin with view of the Gillespie Pass

Target threatened species: Rock wren / pīwauwau and Kea – Globally Endangered

Rock wren
Rock wren (adult female)
Kea (immature male)

Key focus areas of the Southern Alps include; Lake Castalia, Lake Lucidus (north branch of the Wilkin), the Crucible Basin and Gillespie Pass. ABT’s rock wren transect monitoring commenced during the 2017/2018 survey season for the north branch of the Wilkin and the Crucible basin featured below.

rock wren habitat ABT
Example rock wren habitat – Crucible Basin Feb 2018
rock wren habitat ABT
Rock wren habitat, North branch of the Wilkin – Lake Castalia Jan 2018