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.
Note: Five amendments were endorsed at the 2019 AGM and now form a part of the Society’s Constitution. A list of these five amendments is available here
The Birds New Zealand Manual contains the Society’s guidelines and procedures.
We are in the process of updating the files. More files will be uploaded soon.