Olive Davis Reserve, South Auckland

Silvereye, Photo: Nga Manu

Silvereye, Photo: Nga Manu

Walking tracks: There are no tracks in the reserve.

Getting there: The reserve is situated at 188 Ranfurly Road Extension, on the northern side of the road 5km east of Manurewa, South Auckland.

The locals: Common indigenous birds found in the reserve are tui, NZ pigeon, North Island fantail, silvereye and grey warbler.

The reserve contains mixed broadleaf-podocarp forest on coastal hill country. It was milled for kauri, rimu and totara and partially cleared in the past but is now undergoing regeneration. Manuka was first planted in 1980 followed by totara and puriri. Natural regeneration is now well underway. Currently the major pest is the possum but pest control in the area since 1999 has helped to reduce possum numbers.