• North Island Kokako ML345829821
    By NZ Bird Atlas Team July 23, 2021

    New research by Susan Walker, Adrian Monks, and John Innes from Manaaki Whenua/Landcare Research has uncovered why New Zealand’s oldest forest bird families are dying out faster than new arrivals. Utilising the previous two Birds NZ Atlas datasets (1969-1979 and 1999-2004) to undertake their analyses, their conclusions could change how Aotearoa approaches conservation work and […]

  • By NZ Bird Atlas Team July 19, 2021

    Identifying birds from their calls and songs is an important part of birding. As many of you know, you’ll often hear more species than you’ll see when out and about, particularly when in the bush throughout Aotearoa.

  • Royal Albatross (Southern) ML354927511
    By NZ Bird Atlas Team July 19, 2021

    We’re excited to finally announce the winner of our June Atlas Challenge! Wendy Hare was randomly selected from the 97 Atlasers who qualified for the challenge in June, with over 300 entries altogether.

  • By Dan Burgin June 25, 2021

    From the 7th to 11th of this month we finally had the opportunity to undertake our first Atlasing trip, inviting along BirdsNZ members to come and help fill in effort gaps in the Effort Map around Rotorua after the BirdsNZ Conference in Thames. After an inspiring conference, myself and 16 other keen Atlasers set off […]

  • Morepork ML302742541
    By NZ Bird Atlas Team June 1, 2021

    Today marks the Atlas project’s 2 year birthday and we’ve got a new Atlas challenge to mark it! It has flown by and we’ve been blown away by the participation and dedication of everyone in the Atlas community.

  • Pacific Reef-Heron ML302252431
    By NZ Bird Atlas Team May 25, 2021

    We’re excited to finally announce the winner of our Atlas Atlas Challenge! We’ve had a few technical difficulties so this is far later than we planned, apologies.

  • By NZ Bird Atlas Team April 12, 2021

    Mark the 8th May in your birding calendar for Cornell’s Global Big Day! This is an annual celebration of the birds around us, and no matter where you are, you can be part of a global birding effort and share the birds you find with eBird.

  • Australasian Pipit ML321080711
    By NZ Bird Atlas Team March 31, 2021

    It’s that time again! This month we’ve got a great challenge for you all, with another fantastic prize up for grabs.