Taylor Swift’s crew flouted the New Zealand authorities’ music-video permit and endangered a "nationally vulnerable" bird in Auckland, conservationists claim.

The Pennsylvanian pop superstar had gone to New Zealand to film the video at Bethells Beach, a popular seaside town just outside the city, which is home to the New Zealand dotterel, an endangered species.

Swift's production company was given permission for only two vehicles to film at Bethells Beach on Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., however according to the Sydney Morning Herald, Twitter photos posted by fans showed many more trucks on the sand.

Michael Brook, manager at Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), said that the permit allows beach access to two vehicles, restricts vehicles to hard sand and forbids access to the fore-dune area.

Waitakere Ranges Local Board chairwoman, Sandra Coney, said on Radio New Zealand, "It's really disappointing that such a large number of vehicles would park all over the beach and drive all over the beach.”

Coney, a veteran environmental activist in the area, said she would ask Auckland council to investigate the behaviour of those involved.

Despite admitting that she was a fan of Swift's pop-country warblings, Coney was in no mood to follow the advice of the singer's biggest hit, “Shake It Off,” according to ABC.

"I don't know whether 'Shake It Off' is the right thing," she said. "But she's got another song (Wildest Dreams) that says 'say you'll remember me', maybe I'll do that instead."

According to The Department of Conversation, there are only 1,700 dotterels left in New Zealand. The site warns beachgoers to watch out for their nests in the sand near the high-tide mark.

"Because they are so hard to see, nests are sometimes crushed by people, vehicles, horses or stock," according to the blog.

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