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24 June – 2 July 2023

Te Tatauranga o ngā Manu Māra o Aotearoa – The New Zealand Garden Bird Survey

Make our birds count

We need you to help make a difference

Healthy bird populations can indicate that the environment is healthy. We know lots about endangered native birds in the bush, but we don’t always know what’s happening in the populations of all the birds around us, particularly in urban and garden environments.

That’s why we need you to help us count them.

What we learn from information about the birds in your garden collected by you and your fellow citizen scientists helps our researchers make decisions to protect our environment. It also tells us if what we are doing in areas such as predator control is working.

Thank you, bird counters!

That's a wrap

The survey is over for another year, and the data collected has gone to our scientists to be scrutinised and analysed. Watch this space for results later in the year!

The 2022 count

Garden Bird Survey details at the close of the 2022 survey
Garden Bird Survey regional count at the close of the 2022 survey
Resources to take part in the garden bird survey

Take part

Help build a picture of changes in our environment.


Identify birds commonly seen around Aotearoa’s gardens, schools and parks.

School group taking part in the survey

Children & teachers

Get your students engaged in science and nature for the day.

Garden Bird Survey resources


Digital and print resources for the NZ Garden Bird Survey.

Survey results


Birds are signalling changes in our environment.


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