Translocations are an exciting time for hihi conservation - we're starting a new population, and also learning how the birds' social environment influences success.
Liisa is now spending her time out in Madingley Woods, collecting data to compile a social network for the blue and great tits. Her first experiments will combine captive experiments with specific birds that she'll be removing (temporarily!) from the woods. It will be a busy few months, good luck Liisa!
Victoria is on her way to New Zealand for her second field season. She'll be based at Tiritiri Matangi Island until April 2016, and manipulating the ways that juveniles learn about their environment. If you're visiting New Zealand, make sure you include a trip to Tiritiri to visit Vix and our hihi!