Welcome to Birds New Zealand, the popular name for The Ornithological Society of New Zealand Inc. The Society was formally established at an inaugural general meeting on 24 May 1940 and incorporated in 1953.
On this page, you can find out all about the society and how we work. To find your local branch of Birds New Zealand and find out what’s going on in your area, visit Find Your Region.
The following three Notices of Motion and proposed rule changes will be discussed at the 2021 AGM:
(1) Society Name. The full background paper can be downloaded here
1. The legally registered name of the Society shall be The Ornithological Society of New Zealand Incorporated. The popular operating name for the Society shall be Birds New Zealand. The Te Reo Māori name of the Society shall be Te Kāhui Mātai Manu o Aotearoa.
(2) Subscription date. The full background paper can be downloaded here
6.2 The full annual subscription shall be payable on the anniversary of when a member joined the Society whereupon they shall be entitled to receive any publication of the Society and to exercise all the rights of their class of Membership for one year.
6.3 No Member shall be entitled to receive any publication of the Society or exercise any of the rights of their class of Membership unless an annual subscription has been paid within eight weeks of the anniversary of the Member joining the Society.
6.5 To be repealed.
(3) Subscription rate. The full background paper with the present and proposed amended subscription rates can be downloaded here
The Birds New Zealand Manual contains the Society’s guidelines and procedures.
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