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Royal Spoonbill – National Census

June 10th, 2024

Birds NZ has been documenting the increase in population and breeding of royal spoonbill in NZ since the late 1970s. The last census was in 2012 when 2361 birds were recorded. Birds NZ regions will collectively do another winter census in 2024 to see if the population of royal spoonbill is still increasing. In addition, Birds NZ is planning to locate colonies and count nests of royal spoonbill during the 2024/2025 breeding season to find out whether royal spoonbill are continuing to extend their breeding range within NZ. Census dates will vary between regions. Read more here

To be involved in this project contact your Regional Representative.

For more information about the census contact the survey coordinator
This project is supported by the Projects Assitance Fund.