Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

National headlines

Since the NZ Garden Bird Survey began in 2007:

  • Silvereye (tauhou), New Zealand’s most common native garden bird, has declined 44%.
  • Tūī (kōkō) has increased 14%, suggesting that some urban restoration efforts are starting to pay off.
  • Welcome swallow (warou), a relatively recent coloniser, has increased by 52%.
  • Several introduced birds that often feed on ground-dwelling invertebrates have declined by 10% or more: Blackbird, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Song thrush and Starling.

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