The New Zealand Garden Bird Survey takes place between 26 June and 4 July 2021. It’s a fantastic reason to spend time outdoors, and you’ll be doing your bit for science. It’s easy to take part, and their website has all the resources you need- including fun competitions for entrants with great prizes.

“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. That’s why we need you to help us count them.”

Click here to find out more..

If you feel like taking part follow the link above. Grab a deck chair, a blanket and a thermos and go sit outside for an hour!