New Zealand is known as the seabird capital of the world and is also home to a number of forest birds that live nowhere else on Earth.
From albatrosses to yellowheads you can learn more about some of New Zealand's native birds in this section.
Listen to or download recordings of songs and calls of New Zealand birds.
Listen to interviews with one of DOC's bird experts, Hugh Robertson, on the distinguishing features, behaviours and distribution of various New Zealand birds.
Find out why it's important to band or tag birds in New Zealand, and what to do if you find a banded bird.
New Zealand is often considered a 'land of birds' because of the many different species, and the absence of mammals. Learn what makes these birds so unusual and what's being done to preserve them.
Learn about the five-minute bird count (5MBC method) and find out where 5MBCs have been used.
Learn why the incidental capture (by-catch) of seabirds in longline fisheries is one of today's most pressing marine conservation issues.
CITES endangered species
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Call to report sick or injured wildlife, and whale or dolphin strandings.