Did you catch this great interview with Kennedy Warne on Radio New Zealand?
It’s the the annual Garden Bird Survey this week, where the public is invited to count birds in their backyard or local park or reserve for an hour any time between now and Sunday and report the results to Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research. Kennedy says it’s the longest-running citizen science survey in the country. He talks about how the survey has grown from being just a tallying exercise to a public awareness and educational opportunity, with an associated photo competition, colouring competition and advice on how to create a bird-friendly back yard.
First published on the RNZ website: www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/2018847336/off-the-beaten-track-with-kennedy-warne