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The Flock

In 2016 hundreds of school children and community groups worked in conjunction with BRaid, Miranda Shorebird Centre, DOC, ECan, to create and display their ‘Flock’ in hundreds of public places from parks and libraries, to councils, art galleries, and businesses including Christchurch International Airport (scroll down to see examples).

Since then, many schools have adopted The Flock as a fantastic project for children to learn about the birds and raise awareness of them by displaying their creations at school and in public places. Some raise funds to help support work to protect them. The poster below explains how to get started in your own Flock. Click here to download templates to cut out the bird shapes.  Click here for the posters and signs you can use to display your birds (and predators…)

See the menu to download a PDF teaching and learning resource about birds and braided rivers (latest version: March 2020).

The Flock poster

Picton Flock ...and their very talented creators!

The Flock

Windwhistle Flock


Makarora Flock


Twizel Flock

The Flock outside Twizel Area School
Twizel area School

Ashburton Flock

ashburton outside

Rakaia Flock


Methven Flock


Christchurch Airport Flock arriving after winter

Christchruch airport flock