Blog - our E-News

From its inception, the Seabird Trust has been committed to supporting promising seabird scientists through providing assistance with fieldwork and funding, and opportunities to broaden their experience through involvement in other projects and with our own research programmes. 


There are benefits for all parties: exemplified by the newest member of the Seabird Trust ‘team’,  Edin Whitehead. Besides her boundless enthusiasm, capabilities and dedication to studies both in the field and in the lab, Edin is a very accomplished photographer. 

E-News will be a series of blog pieces that Edin will prepare for the Seabird Trust. Initially supplemented by blogs that she writes for her own website. She has completed her Masters degree at University of Auckland, is gathering photographs for a book on New Zealand birds, and looking forward to starting a PhD in the new year.



E is for Excellence, Enthusiasm and Energy  


is for Edin in her Element

May 19, 2018

Many of our seabirds are nocturnal, petrels in particular. So, as seabird scientists, we’re used to staying up at night to learn more about their lives. We become nocturnal creatures, setting off at dusk to s...

December 30, 2017

There’s a good view of Hauturu from the end of the Tawharanui peninsula. And there’s no better time to be there than sunset, as gold sun fades across a darkening sky, and the stars begin to blaze overhead. I’...

December 8, 2017

This post first appeared on on August 27th 2017. 

Next year Kerry Lukies will be doing a Masters project through the University of Auckland on Little Blue penguins, comparing stress and foraging...

December 4, 2017

This post first appeared on on October 15 2017

On the 20th of September I had one of those moments. One of those moments of pure joy and excitement at seeing a new species of bird for the first t...

November 2, 2017

I’m used to sitting in the dirt, in the dark, to work with seabirds. To be sitting around a table in the well-lit bunkhouse on Burgess Island with a diving petrel in my lap is a somewhat different experience.


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