• California quail

    Callipepla californica brunnescens

    By Katherine Chamberlain on Dec 13th, 2011
  • Spur-winged plover

    Vanellus miles novaehollandiae

    By Katherine Chamberlain on Nov 13th, 2011
  • Paradise Shelduck Tadorna variegata

    Shelducks are similar to both ducks and geese, but belong to a separate genus called Tadorna, which is derived from Celtic and means pied waterfowl. While various species of Shelduck are found throughout the world, the Paradise Shelduck is unique to New Zealand. Its Maori name is Putangitangi.  Most people call it Paradise Duck.

    By Katherine Chamberlain on Oct 13th, 2011
  • Mallard Duck

    Anas platyrhynchos

    By Katherine Chamberlain on Sep 19th, 2011
  • Kingfisher Halcyon sancta vagans 
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    By Katherine Chamberlain on Aug 17th, 2011
  • Preliminary results from the 2011 Garden Bird Survey show a large drop in the number of silvereyes.

    By Rick Field on Jul 13th, 2011
  • The 2011 National Garden Bird Survey is coming up soon. We encourage everyone to join in and add to the information collected. The dates are 25 June to 3 July. 

    By Rick Field on Jun 14th, 2011
  • Brown Creeper

    Mohoua novaseelandiae

    The Brown Creeper or Pīpipi, is one of three species of the subfamily Mohouinae found in New Zealand.

    By Rick Field on May 16th, 2011
  • For those of you who have participated or are interested in our backyard bird monitoring study

    By Rick Field on Apr 4th, 2011
  • March’s Bird Watch Newsletter features the European Starling.

    By Rick Field on Mar 23rd, 2011