Garden bird survey now on!

Jul 2nd, 2018 | By | Category: News


The 2018 Garden Bird Survey is now on!  Get out the binoculars, fill the thermos and sharpen the pencil for a lovely hour watching the birds.

This is the 12th year the project has been run and by taking part you’ll help build a picture of New Zealand’s common and widespread birds, as well as inform future conservation efforts.  It’s also a lot of fun.

The survey started on Saturday 30 June and ends this Sunday 8 July.


For each species record the highest number seen (or heard) at one time. (Check out questions and answers – including full instructions – here, as well as a photographic guide to help with identification.)

Then submit survey results here.

The survey is organised by Landcare Research and supported by NatureWatch, TopFlite, Birds NZ and Forest & Bird.

See if you can top Number 8 Network’s effort this year! The Woodlands Road Garden Bird survey yielded 17 species, as follows:

Magpie (2), Sparrow (4), Mallard (2), Silvereye (2), Pukeko (11), Myna (2), Starling (4), Blackbird (2), Yellowhammer (1), Harrier (1), Thrush (1), Rock Pigeon (1), Spotted Dove (1), Pheasant (1), Fantail (3), Greenfinch (2), Kingfisher (2), Goldfinch (1).


Bird watching

Cat is helping.


For further information, click here. Good luck!

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