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The New Zealand Garden Bird Survey | Te Tatauranga o ngā Manu Māra o Aotearoa:
Saturday, 25 June – Sunday, 3 July.

2022 survey details

Dates: Saturday 25th June – Sunday 3rd July 2022

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 42,000 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

State of NZ Garden Birds 2021 Te Āhua o ngā Manu o te Kāri i Aotearoa

2021 survey results

Birds are signalling changes in our environment.

News & media releases

What’s going on?

Hero image

Silvereye. Image: Paul Sorrell.

This image of two silvereye (tauhou) on a branch was the winning entry in the 2021 Photography Competition.

Please credit the competition winner, Paul Sorrell.

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.

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Media enquiries

Dan Park
Communications Manager
ParkDJ@landcareresearch.co.nz
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Kim Triegaardt
Senior Communications Advisor
TriegaardtK@landcareresearch.co.nz
027 368 7683