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2022 NZ Bird Conference – Register now!

This year’s NZ Bird Conference and Birds New Zealand AGM will be held in Christchurch, 4-6 June 2022 (Queens Birthday Weekend). Read details. We look forward to hosting you in Christchurch for a fantastic weekend of birds and birding! REGISTER NOW   Note: Conference participants receive a 10% discount on Pohatu Penguin Tours (code “NZBird22” valid between 1-10 June)!

Otago Newsletter

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

March edition of Birds New Zealand magazine published

The March 2022 edition of Birds New Zealand magazine has been published, containing news of the first NZ records of Black Tern and Black-naped Tern, the first live record of Bridled Tern in NZ, and recognition for Lost Gold: Ornithology of the subantarctic Auckland Island with a Whitley Award (Science and Conservation Category) in November […]

West Coast Atlas Expedition June 2022

UPDATE 11 April 2022: The Atlas team have been blown away by the high level of interest in this expedition. If you are wanting to join us please do register soon as spots are limited. To clarify, Toi Toi wines have kindly provided a fixed amount of funding for this trip. Group size will determine […]

Birds NZ Research Fund 2022 – 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!

MEDIA RELEASE – Birds New Zealand and Toi Toi wines join forces to survey birds in New Zealand

Birds New Zealand and Toi Toi wines (Marlborough Wine Ltd) are pleased to announce a joint sponsorship to support the New Zealand Bird Atlas. The New Zealand Bird Atlas is a citizen science project aimed at mapping the distribution and relative abundance of all bird species present in New Zealand. It is currently underway, running […]

Auckland Newsletter

Download the latest Auckland Regional Programme here Other recent newsletters from around the regions are available here 

New Membership Secretary

We welcome Kurien (Koshy) Yohannan who has taken on the important voluntary role of the Society’s Membership Secretary!

Nelson Newsletter

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

2021 NZ Garden Bird Survey – Results

Results from last year’s NZ Garden Bird Survey show positive signals emerging for kereru, fantail, tui and silvereye. Read the full report on gardenbirdsurvey.landcareresearch.co.nz/report-2021.html

Banding Newsletter February 2022

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

South Auckland Newsletter

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

South Island kokako joins global top 25 most wanted species list

With input from the IUCN Species Survival Commission, Re:wild chose the South Island kōkako from a list of over 2200 species of differing taxa assumed to be extinct or extremely rare and missing for over ten years! Read the press release here

Wellington Newsletter

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

Canterbury Newsletter “Wrybill”

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

Northland “Amokura” Newsletter

Download the latest Northland “Amokura” newsletter here Other recent newsletters from around the regions are available here

Effects of Sediment on Birds

A new report has been published that reviews the impacts of coastal sediment on seabirds and shorebirds in New Zealand. The report can be accessed on https://www.doc.govt.nz/globalassets/documents/conservation/marine-and-coastal/sediment/effects-of-sediment-on-birds-literature-review-2021.pdf

New Publications Page

Council is delighted to advise members of the Society that a switchover was made today from the old Publications component of the Birds New Zealand website to a new site.  The new component is part of a wider programme of website development that now provides improved access to the Society’s scientific journal, “Notornis” (and “NZ […]

Seabird Sensory Systems and Attraction to Artificial Light

Seabirds are vulnerable to light pollution especially when they are fledging. They become disorientated which leads to collisions with anthropogenic structures, groundings and fallout. There is growing research into the types and colours of lights which are attractive to seabirds. Our team, in collaboration with the University of Auckland and Northern NZ Seabird Trust, explored […]

International Ornithological Congress 2022

The 28th International Ornithological Congress (IOC) will be held in virtual format (in Durban) from 15 to 19 August 2022. All scientifically valid submissions will be included in the virtual program as pre-recorded oral presentations, with the best, early submitted presentations being chosen for in person “live” talks for the physical conference. The entire virtual […]