Welcome to the Tawaki Project, a long-term study of the marine ecology, breeding biology and population dynamics of the world's least known, most enigmatic penguin species - the Fiordland penguin or Tawaki.
05.04.2020 - Christopher
04.04.2020 - Rainy
03.04.2020 - Sheldon
02.04.2020 - Maizie
01.04.2020 - Mandy & Abbo
31.03.2020 - Tereza
30.03.2020 - Tereza
29.03.2020 - Jill
28.03.2020 - Velma
27.03.2020 - Katiki
26.03.2020 - Danny
25.03.2020 - Motley
24.03.2020 - Sandy
32.03.2020 - Roxie
21.02.2020 - Tawaki Winter Tracking 2020 - free for all!
21.02.2019 - Underground Winter Wonderland
12.09.2019 - Doubtful Sound recce
06.06.2019 - RNZ Podcast: Tawaki bust penguin swimming records
06.09.2018 - Marathon press - tawaki everywhere!
29.08.2018 - Marathon penguins published
Latest research diary entries
Christopher The tale of a lucky tawaki that was picked up just in time on a dog walkers beach...Read post...
Rainy The last deployment in Fiordland had to be carried out under rather challenging conditions...Read post...
Sheldon Despite its stately 3 kg weight, this male tawaki kept under everyone's radar...Read post...
The Tawaki Project is a collaboration of New Zealand Penguin Initiative, Antarctic Research Trust,Global Penguin Society, West Coast Penguin Trust, New Zealand Department of Conservation, and University of Otago