Save our Backyard Birdsong

Publish Date : 17 May 2024
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New Zealand native plants and birds are made for each other. Plant natives in your garden and enjoy the benefits of native birdsong in your backyard.

If you need help choosing the best native plants for your garden, visit Auckland Botanic Gardens for some expert tips on what will work best in your own backyard, porch or balcony.

Ranger Glenn, Tim “The Bird Whisperer” and Ellice “The Weed Warrior” have some handy tips and tricks to make your backyard a haven for our precious native birds.

Backyard bird spotting

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

Saving our Backyard Birdsong

Learn how to save our backyard birdsong with Ranger Glenn.

Pull weedsplant natives and place traps to save our precious backyard birdsong!

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.

Q&A with Ranger Glenn

Ranger Glenn and Ellice “The Weed Warrior” answer some common questions on pesky plants.

Removing Pesky Plants with Ranger Glenn

Ranger Glenn and Ellice “The Weed Warrior” explain how to remove pesky plants from your backyard. Check out our pest search for more information on pest plants and animals.

Check out some fun facts about our native birds here.

Auckland Council thanks the Department of Conservation for the use of their birdsong recordings, which can be found here: Bird songs and calls: free native birdsong sound recordings (

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