Garden Bird Survey 2018
Pull out the note book, dust off the binoculars and make a flask of tea, it’s Garden Bird Survey time again.
The annual New Zealand Garden Bird Survey is about to get underway and we need your help. No matter how big or small your garden is, if you have lots of birds or no birds we want to hear from you. The more surveys that are compelted the more accurate the results will be so it is important for everyone to participate.
The annual survey is a great opportunity to get a snapshot picture of bird life in the region, which also helps feed into the bigger picture of biodiversity within Southland. The results from the last ten years are now available (here) and show a decline in some of our favorite native species including bellbirds.
It only takes one hour at any time during the week from 30 June until 8 July. There’s an easy form to capture the information and a bird identification poster online at www.landcareresearch.co.nz.