Robin have been killed by 1080 in the past when different types of bait such as carrot was used.
1080 treatment enhances survival and nesting
We monitored robin at Mount Stanley in the Marlborough Sounds after 1080 use. We also tracked birds in an area without pest control.
All robins survived through the pest control operation.
Nesting success was nine times higher after 1080 treatment than in the comparison area. This resulted in seven times more chicks.
A year later robins had slightly higher nesting success in the 1080 treatment area than in the comparison area.