Garden bird survey
Landcare Research, in collaboration with Forest & Bird and the Ornithological Society, established a garden bird survey to monitor the distribution and population trends of common garden birds in New Zealand.
2013 Garden Bird Survey
The 2013 garden bird survey runs from 29 June to 7 July. To participate, you will need to watch birds in your garden for 1 hour (1 hour only please) sometime between those dates. For each species you see or hear, record the largest number detected at any one time (that is, at the same time) within the hour. Survey forms will be available for distribution, and published in major newspapers, Forest & Bird magazine, and Southern Bird magazine closer to the time. An online survey form will also be available. We encourage you to use this if you are able to because it will save volunteers having to enter your data.
- The Ornithological Society of New Zealand - www.osnz.org.nz
- Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society www.forestandbird.org.nz
- Topflite®, suppliers of wild bird feeds www.topflite.co.nz