Garden Bird Survey 2023
Te Tatauranga o ngā Manu Māra o Aotearoa – The New Zealand Garden Bird Survey 2023
We need you to help make a difference
All you need is one hour, on one day, from 24th June to the 2nd July 2023.
Strong bird populations can indicate the environment is healthy. We know a lot about endangered native birds in the bush, but we don’t always know what’s happening in the populations of all the birds around us, particularly in urban and garden environments.
That’s why we need you to help us count them.
What we learn from information about the birds in your garden collected by you and your fellow citizen scientists helps our researchers understand how birds are coping with environmental challenges. It also helps us build a long-term dataset to understand the impact of climate change on ecosystems and biodiversity.
Go to the website to register and you will also find there is lots more information including ID guides, resources, ideas to involve others and even quizzes : website: https://gardenbirdsurvey.nz/
Environment Southland’s Biodiversity Team is also providing advice and encouragement to see if we can increase the numbers of people taking part right across the region. Why not organise a time with firends to see who has which birds at the same time? or offer to sit with a friend or relative at a rest home to take part? You don’t have to have a garden: go to the park or even count the birds from the office window! Get in touch to boast about your exciting bird counts too - we would love to know about them!
Posted on: Tuesday, 13 June 2023