Garden bird survey
This year's survey: 25th June - 3rd July.Birds are important indicators of the health of New Zealand’s environment, and to help us discover and learn more about NZ garden birds, participate in this citizen science project. This year’s survey includes lots of new activities to keep everyone entertained.
All you need to know to take part: how to do the survey, submit your observations and identify birds.
Daily progress updates as Garden Bird Survey data is submitted
Find us on social media and share photos and stories about the birds in your garden, as well as to receive news and results.
Activities, masks, competitions, video clips and more
Find out why you should take part in the NZ Garden Bird Survey
The story so far for 16 common garden visitors: see what we have learnt from the 25,000+ gardens surveyed by volunteers since 2007.
Activities and resources for schools - NZ Garden Bird Survey
Keep everyone entertained: Bird colouring sheets, activities for schools, feeding birds and learning more about garden birds in New Zealand and overseas.
Converting bird count data into a meaningful summary can be tricky. Explore some challenges being tackled behind the scenes.