Save Our Backyard Birdsong

Getting around Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland is risky for our native birds. The good news is you and your whānau only need to do one simple thing to make your backyard a haven not a hunting ground. And if you do all three, it'll make a huge difference. Together let’s save our backyard birdsong!

Save Auckland’s bird song and be pest free by 2050

We're making progress protecting native species, enhancing their habitats and eradicating pests. Find out how.

1. Pull weeds

Clear your backyard of pest plants.

2. Plant natives

Plant natives to feed the birds and bees.

Save our Backyard Birdsong with Ranger Glenn

Easy to follow DIY videos on what you can do in your backyard to save our backyard birdsong.

3. Place traps

Rid your home and backyard of rats & possums.

Do you know?

How much do you really know about our precious native birds?

Top 10 birds to spot in your backyard

Go bird spotting and see what you can discover in your own backyard or a nearby park.

Grads Mawhai and Pip become New Zealand’s first specialist kauri dieback sniffer dogs

Biosecurity team’s secret weapon in the battle against kauri dieback.

Finalists shortlisted in this year’s Mayoral Conservation Awards

Environmental champions achievements to be recognised.

Regional Pest Management Plan comes into effect

The new pest management plan is critical to the survival of the region’s native species, both plant and animal, which evolved in the absence of pests.

Has bird song returned to your backyard?

How well have you done this spring in attracting the return of bird song into your backyard?

Wasp nest discovery a timely summer reminder

A nest home to tens of thousands of wasps found in the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park is a reminder of the threat the common wasp can pose.

Pest-proofing as boaties prepare to return to the water

In preparation for the return to the water, Auckland Council is urging boat owners to check their vessels for pests, both above and below the water, before heading out.

Hunt for elusive intruder uncovers surprising activity on pest free island

Cameras on Motukorea/Browns Island in the Hauraki Gulf have captured footage of Aucklanders accessing the island during both lockdown Alert Levels 4 and 3.

Auckland Council gets back into environmental action

Auckland Council staff and contractors will be back out in the field as early as next week to resume work protecting and enhancing the region’s natural environment.

Students create colourful murals for pest free trailer

A colourful trailer, decorated by three local students attending three different Enviro schools, will stand out in the local community.

Totara Park planting helps to green the city

Manurewa’s Totara Park continues to play a big part in the greening of Auckland.