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Kiwis counting birds for the NZ Garden Bird Survey

Kiwis counting birds for the NZ Garden Bird Survey

Posted June 30, 2020
Environmental

Have you done your bird count yet? We’re just four days into Manaaki Whenua’s NZ Garden Bird Survey and they’re thrilled to see New Zealanders once again embracing our birds and heading into the garden, chilly weather and all.

The NZ Garden Bird Survey is New Zealand’s longest running citizen science project that helps us keep an eye on our environment, but it’s also a way of raising awareness of our bird populations.

How to take part
Why not make an occasion of the survey? Grab some friends, wear some warm socks, a lucky bird-counting hat, huddle up in a blanket and get counting. Share some photos of your friends, the birds or even your socks!

Visit the NZ Garden Bird Survey website to get started.

https://gardenbirdsurvey.landcareresearch.co.nz/

Select a garden, or a local park or school grounds.
Choose any ONE day between June 27 and July 5, 2020.
Look and listen for birds on that day for ONE hour.
For each species, record the HIGHEST number seen or heard at one time.
Submit the results online at the NZ Garden Bird Survey website - a link to the survey form will go live on the home page from the 27th June.

Find all the resources, including quizzes, bird identification posters, bird calls on the Garden Bird Survey website