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March magazine published

The March 2021 edition of Birds New Zealand magazine has been published, containing news about Bar-tailed Godwit (Kuaka), Fiordland Crested Penguin (Tawaki), and Black-fronted Tern (Tarapiroe) tracking projects funded by Birds New Zealand, and details of the 2021 NZ Bird Conference and AGM to be held in Thames on Queens Birthday weekend (5-6 June). This […]

South Auckland Newsletter

Download the latest South Auckland newsletter here Other recent newsletters from around the regions are available here 

Otago Newsletter

Download the latest Otago newsletter here Other recent newsletters from around the regions are available here 

Birds NZ Research Fund 2021 – Open for Applications

Applications are invited from individuals, groups or organisations who are prepared to make a difference in bird research in New Zealand! Details are available here. Applications close 15 June! Note:  Birds New Zealand is calling for applications for the 2021 Birds NZ Research Fund in good faith. If Covid-19 circumstances require, the Society will either cancel the application […]

2021 NZ Bird Conference

This year’s NZ Bird Conference and Birds New Zealand AGM will be held in Thames (Coromandel) from 5-7 June 2021 (Queens Birthday Weekend). Register online on If you’re crazy about birds and photography, combine your passions by entering the 2021 BIRDS NZ CONFERENCE Photography Awards

Submission to the Climate Change Commission

The Society made a submission to the Climate Change Commission’s invitation for comment on its Draft Advice Document to the Government. Read the submission here

Canterbury Newsletter “Wrybill”

Download the latest Canterbury newsletter here Other recent newsletters from around the regions are available here

Draft Revised Strategy

In 2015 the Ornithological Society of New Zealand / Te Kāhui Mātai Manu o Aotearoa celebrated its 75th anniversary.  As the contribution to this moment in the Society’s history we adopted a strategy for the 2015 to 2024 period that is intended to advance our Purpose, Aim and Objectives and for achieving improved public understanding and wider […]

Banding Newsletter September 2020

The latest Banding Newsletter is now available here Learn more about the New Zealand Banding Scheme here

Regional Representatives – Voluntary Role

Regional Representatives play a leadership role in Birds New Zealand’s regional branches by organising projects, coordinating branch meetings and field trips, communicating with members, and promoting the Society. We are currently looking for people to volunteer as Regional Representatives in the following regions: Far North  –  Whanganui  –  Wellington   If you are interested in […]

Nest Record Scheme

With the winter season soon turning into spring, we need your help in increasing our knowledge of a very important aspect of bird behaviour! With the Nest Recording Scheme you can help to fill the gaps in our knowledge. Are you able to observe birds nesting in your garden or neighbourhood park; or are you […]