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Media kit

Media kit

Media kit

The New Zealand Garden Bird Survey | Te Tatauranga o ngā Manu Māra o Aotearoa: Saturday 29 June – Sunday 7 July 2024

2024 survey details

Dates: Saturday 29th June – Sunday 7th July 2024

Website: www.gardenbirdsurvey.nz

Survey background

Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research has proudly led this biodiversity study of urban and rural landscapes since 2007.

This survey is the only one of its kind that informs policy makers, scientists, bird enthusiasts and other organisations nationwide who have an interest in the state of our garden birds and their environment.

The survey acts as a backyard barometer for our nation’s garden birds. It’s an early warning system to highlight any health issues, as well as evidence that our birds are thriving.

Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research monitors changes in bird populations over time by comprehensively analysing bird counts gathered by New Zealanders. These are then distilled into meaningful metrics.

To date, over 44,000 surveys of gardens and parks have been undertaken by individuals, schools, and community groups.

Researchers

Dr Angela Brandt
Angela Brandt

Dr Angela Brandt

Angela Brandt is a Senior Researcher in Ecology at Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research. She studies patterns of biodiversity and what drives changes in the plant and animal communities of Aotearoa New Zealand. Angela is particularly keen to understand how our management of the environment can affect the species we see around us. She coordinates the ecological workstream of the New Zealand Garden Bird Survey, including the collection, analysing, and reporting of the data on bird species observed in New Zealanders’ gardens.

Gradon Diprose
Gradon Diprose

Dr Gradon Diprose

Gradon has a background in urban planning and human geography. His research focuses on the diverse ways people connect with, and value nature, and the kinds of actions people take to express these values. Gradon actually has a bit of a bird phobia after being attacked by magpies as a kid, so he finds it slightly ironic (and therapeutic) to work on the New Zealand Garden Bird Survey.

Resources

Report cover: State of NZ Garden Birds 2022 | Te Āhua o ngā Manu o te Kāri i Aotearoa
Report cover: State of NZ Garden Birds 2022 | Te Āhua o ngā Manu o te Kāri i Aotearoa

2022 survey results

Birds are signalling changes in our environment.

News & media releases

What’s going on?

Report cover images – winning entries from annual photo competitions

Song thrush in the early morning. Image: Amy Boyce
Song thrush in the early morning light. Image: Amy Boyce

This image of a song thrush in the early morning light was the winning entry in the 2023 Photography Competition.

Please credit the competition winner, Amy Boyce.

Kererū in a cabbage tree. Image: Rowan Nicholson
Kererū in a cabbage tree. Image: Rowan Nicholson

Winning entry from the 2022 photography competition.
Please credit Rowan Nicholson.

Silvereye on a branch. Image: Paul Sorrell
Silvereye on a branch. Image: Paul Sorrell

Winning entry from the 2021 photography competition.
Please credit Paul Sorrell.

Bellbird in red flax flower. Image: Julie Gould

Winning entry from the 2020 photography competition.
Please credit Julie Gould.

Tūī in the rain. Image: Louise Thomas.

Winning entry from the 2019 photography competition.
Please credit Louise Thomas.

Kererū. Credit: Tony Stoddard
Kererū. Credit: Tony Stoddard

Cover image for the 2018 report.
Please credit Tony Stoddard.

Silvereye. Image B J Hunter

Cover image for the 2017 report.
Please credit Brian Hunter.

Tūī. Image: Tony Stoddard.
Tūī. Image: Tony Stoddard.

Cover image for the 2016 report.
Please credit Tony Stoddard.

Participant images

Esther Kilgour and family taking part in the 2021 NZ Garden Bird Survey.
Esther Kilgour and family taking part in the 2021 NZ Garden Bird Survey.
Esther Kilgour and family taking part in the 2021 NZ Garden Bird Survey.
Esther Kilgour and family taking part in the 2021 NZ Garden Bird Survey.
Laura MacDonald family
MacDonald family taking part in the 2021 NZ Garden Bird Survey.
MacDonald family taking part in the 2021 NZ Garden Bird Survey
MacDonald family taking part in the 2021 NZ Garden Bird Survey.

Getting social

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Media enquiries

Kim Triegaardt
Senior Communications Advisor
TriegaardtK@landcareresearch.co.nz
027 368 7683