Anouk Wanrooy

Bird numbers up in garden survey

The Gisborne Herald interviewed Dr Angela Brandt, Manaaki Whenua researcher and ecologist, following the release of the 2021 New Zealand Garden Bird Survey report. Results from a national bird survey show a positive trend for native birds like kererū, unlike introduced species such as starlings, which have shown a decline over the years. “What’s exciting … Read more

Otago Daily Times reports Dunedin city most responsive to bird survey

Dunedin and Otago people have traditionally topped the pecking order as the country’s most enthusiastic participants in this Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research-led survey, now in its 15th year. And last year’s Covid-19 lockdown, and more time spent at home watching the birds, may have been an unexpectedly powerful factor in the big survey response, … Read more

NZ Garden Bird Survey on OneNews

TVNZ’s OneNews shares how we can get involved with the NZ Garden Bird Survey, the results from the 2019 report and interviews Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research ecologists. Bird-watchers asked to keep an eagle eye out this week as part of annual survey New Zealanders are being called to help count our bird population as … Read more