Report: initial focus group findings
Preliminary results from our focus groups with a wide range of people and organisations involved in bird monitoring and reporting. This initial round of focus group discussions aimed to explore the range of needs, experiences and views on bird monitoring and reporting.
Focus group participants had diverse interests in birds and motivations for bird monitoring.
Focus group participants were generally most interested in knowing about and monitoring native New Zealand birds, especially forest species.
Focus group participants were generally interested in the similar types of data, but in different levels of detail.
Focus group participants highlighted that the form, style and content of reporting should be customised according to the audience (i.e. no one approach suits all stakeholders).
Lots of people and organisations generously donated their time to participate in the initial round of focus groups. Here are some preliminary facts and figures summarising the effort involved.