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Did you know that New Zealand have a Bird of the Year Competition?

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Like so many other species, New Zealand’s native birds are in crisis and a third risk becoming extinct if things aren’t done to protect them.

Why?

Their habitats have been destroyed.  Introduced predators such as stoats, possums and rats kill their eggs, young birds and adults.

Forest and Bird (The Royal Forest and Bird Protecton Society) have been protecting and restoring New Zealand’s natural environment since 1923.   They have 50 volunteer branches throughout New Zealand, and 3,000 volutneers manage and restore native forest and wetlands. 

And Forest and Bird have a Bird of the Year competition. 

You can vote for who you want to win, and it’s a great way to find out a little about birds.  There’s a list of birds you can vote for here and I particularly liked the way we can discover whether they are Doing OK, In Some Trouble or In Serious Trouble.

Voting closes at 5pm (New Zeland time, presumably) on Sunday 14 October 2018.  The winning bird will be announced on RNZ’s Morning Report the next morning at 8:50.

You can hear their bird song and find out more about each of the birds.   They haven’t featured all of the 168 species in New Zealand but there are plenty to choose from, nevertheless.

There are plenty of ways to help and get involved e.g. donating, become a member (there’s an overseas membership if you don’t live in New Zealand), volunteer etc

Enter the Bird of the Year Competition here

Find out more from Forest and Bird’s website or their Facebook page

 

 

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