Read the latest news about Royal cam and this seasons albatross chicks at the breeding colony on Otago Peninsula.

Colony update

Here's an overview of the 2017 breeding season:

  • 36 nests
  • 34 fertile eggs were laid
  • 8 embryos died
  • 1 egg crushed
  • 24 chicks hatched
  • 23 chicks still alive
  • 1 chick died (probably trampled by a parent during a change over)

Nicola Toki on Radio NZ

Kathryn Ryan interviews DOC's Threatened Species Ambassador about Royal cam: Albatross webcam clicks soaring

News about the 2017 chick hatching

Media releases about Royal cam

2016 Royal cam news

Media coverage of the 2015/16 breeding season at Taiaroa Head.

Nicola Toki on TV ONE's Breakfast show

Our Threatened Species Ambassador chats to Rawdon on TV ONE's Breakfast show about our web cam and the 'Name the chick' competition.

Nesting Dunedin albatross couple go live on webcam

More news articles and videos

Smile! You're on albatross nestcam (26 January 2016,

Video: It's a bird's life: The fluff, the feathers and the feeding (26 January 2016, 3 News)

First chick hatched, challenges await (15 January 2016, Otago Daily Times)

Video: Webcam to be installed on albatross nest to watch hatchling (11 January 2016, One News, TVNZ)

Heat goes on but nesting albatrosses unharmed (23 December 2015, Otago Daily Times)

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