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With its stark black plumage, and coral red legs, the New Zealand Kaki¨ is a stunner. Its stark beauty stands out, even among the gorgeous family of the stilts and avocets. Once widespread, Kaki¨numbers dwindled and by 1991 there were only 31 individuals left, making it one of the world's most endangered wading birds. The Kaki¨, or black stilt, is an endemic New Zealander, and has suffered due to predation by introduced weasels, feral cats, and rats. However, the species' fortunes seem to be looking up, thanks to the coordinated efforts of captive breeding facilities and the New Zealand Department of...

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Welcome,  and thanks for taking an interest in Northwest Avian Specialty. NWAS is the brainchild of a lifelong bird nerd who had terabytes of information (accumulated during a life largely spent in bird husbandry and conservation) sitting unused, and gathering dust, in his brain. NWAS exists to put that information to use in support of avian conservation, propagation, and husbandry. We are passionate about birds, and conservation, and wilderness. And we're passionate about finding products that simplify the lives of the people doing the hard front-line work of preserving species and habitat. In future posts we'll keep you updated on the...

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