The annual New Zealand Garden Bird Survey runs from 26 June to 04 July 2021. You just need to keep an eye on the garden for one hour on one day and report the birds that show up.
Healthy bird populations can indicate that the environment is healthy. We know lots 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.
Here are some of the birds you might see around Waikawa Beach: hawks, Canada Geese, fantails, waxeyes, ring-neck doves, pheasants, Eastern Rosellas, tūī, magpies, shags, swallows. What’s in your backyard?