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Five Minute Bird Count in Kaipātiki

01 Sep 2020 - 30 Sep 2020


Tuesday 1 September 2020, 12.00am - Wednesday 30 September 2020, 11.59pm


Kaipātiki Local Board area, Auckland


Pest Free Kaipātiki


The number of native birds in our neighbourhood is generally a good indicator of the health of the forest.

During September, we would like your help to monitor bird life in the Kaipātiki Local Board area.

Get involved by:

  1. Learn to identify birds.
  2. Select a location or a number of locations.
  3. Use the Google Maps function on a smartphone to guide you to the correct location.
  4. Create a new bird count location on google maps.
  5. Tell someone you are heading out.
  6. Pack: printed copy of the PFK bird count sheet (one page for each 5MBC)​, pencil and clipboard, binoculars if you have them, a watch or timer, identification guides if necessary, your mobile phone for navigation, a pair of cleaned shoes (scrubbed so no visible dirt remains) to put on BEFORE entering the forest to prevent the spread of kauri dieback.
  7. Start monitoring
  8. When you are finished, share the results with us. Simply scan or take a clear photo of your bird count form, and send to ​

Please head to our website for more details on each step above.

Download the bird count sheet here.


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