What's the course about?
Learning about the appearance, calls, and habitat of the birds will give you more chance of accurately identifying these birds.
The 10 birds are the bellbird/korimako, silver eye, grey warbler, tomtit, chaffinch, fantail/pīwakawaka, blackbird, tūī, rifleman and New Zealand wood pigeon/kererū.
You can use the module in several different ways:
- As an initial reference tool to learn about 10 New Zealand forest birds
- As an ongoing resource to refresh your knowledge
- As a resource to check your understanding
This is a free online course. It takes about 5–10 minutes per bird to complete.
Who is it for?
Anyone who works or wants to work or volunteer in conservation, including:
- Regional council staff
- Members of community groups/trusts/funding recipients
Do I need to register?
If you are planning to attend a DOC field based course you should register your details before doing an online course.
Otherwise, you don't have to register your details, but it would be helpful to know who you are and why you are doing the course.
Start the course
You can start the course any time (opens in a new window):
Start Identifying New Zealand Forest Birds online course
Register your details for this course
Registering will help us know if you have completed the required prerequisites and ensure you are prepared for our Field based courses.
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