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Save our Backyard Birdsong with Ranger Glenn

Published: 9 April 2021

Ranger Glenn and guest speaker Tim “The Bird Whisperer” have some handy tips and tricks to make your backyard a haven for our precious native birds. Learn more about:

  1. Saving our Backyard Birdsong
  2. Backyard bird spotting
  3. Planting natives and pulling pesky plants
  4. Backyard trapping tips

Saving our Backyard Birdsong

Learn how to save our backyard birdsong with Ranger Glenn.


Pull weeds, plant natives and place traps to save our precious Backyard birdsong!

Backyard bird spotting

Which native birds might want to be in your backyard? Ranger Glenn and Tim the “Bird Whisperer” explain.


Want to learn more? Here are the top 10 birds to spot in your backyard.

Planting natives and pulling pesky plants

Want to plant some natives or clear your backyard of pest plants? Ranger Glenn explains what to look out for.


If you want to find out more, we have some handy resources on planting natives and pulling weeds for you and your whānau.

Backyard trapping tips

Rats and possums are our native birds’ worst enemies. Ranger Glenn and Tim “The Bird Whisperer” have some handy backyard trapping tips for you.


Find out how busy your backyard is here.

Keep your eyes peeled for more how-to videos with Ranger Glenn and exciting guest speakers next Spring. In the meantime, visit Auckland Council’s new website Tiaki Tāmaki Makaurau | Conservation Auckland to learn more about how you can save our backyard birdsong.

Read more: Pest Free Environment


Pull Weeds

Clear your backyard of pest plants, particularly moth plant, yellow/kahili ginger and climbing asparagus. Identify and find tips on the best way to remove the weeds.

Plant Natives

Find out the best natives trees and shrubs to plant for the native birds.

Place traps

Find out how to humanely and safely trap rats, possums and stoats, including what tools to use and where you should put your traps.

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