Here's a fantastic reason to be in our gardens, local parks or school grounds and enjoy the peace with our birds.
Get the family involved (or not!) and take part in this year's NZ Garden Bird Survey. Just select a survey location, and on one day between 27 June and 5 July find a comfortable spot and look and listen for birds for one hour. Record the highest number of each species observed, and submit your results.
The NZ Garden Bird Survey is vital because it tells us about the health of our environment. The annual survey is the country's longest running citizen science project.
Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research has led this nationwide initiative since 2007.
For more information and how to take part go the garden bird survey website.