Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Doing the survey

Next year's survey: 27 June to 5 July 2020

How to take part in teh Garden Bird Survey
How to take part

Basic survey instructions, or watch our more comprehensive video to find out how to do the bird survey, and how to enter your results.

For each species record the HIGHEST number seen at any one time.
Tally sheet - our quick and easy recording form

Print this tally sheet to help with your bird counting - this optional but recommended step will make recording easier! Then enter your data online.

How to identify birds

Resources to become a skilled birder! You can recognise birds by their colour, shape, size and flight pattern.

Simple identificaiton of common garden birds in NZ

Buller's Birds
Win prints from Buller's Birds

These beautiful prints come from A History of the Birds of New Zealand by Sir Walter Buller, published in 1888. We have digitised these stunning lithographs, and this year you can WIN either a framed A4 print of your choice, or three unframed A3 prints, just by taking part in the NZ Garden Bird Survey!

Questions & answers

Find answers to frequently asked questions about how to do the survey here.

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