Save our backyard bird song
It’s a risky business for our native birds to move about the region but there is a plan to make it safer. Pest Free Auckland focuses on the suppression of pest animals and plants to create a secure environment for our wildlife to thrive. Together we can save our backyard birdsong.
What is Pest Free Auckland?
Pest Free Auckland focuses on the suppression of pest animals, pest plants (environmental weeds), pathogens, and marine pests, to help nature thrive.
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.
Find out how to humanely and safely trap rats, possums and stoats, including what tools to use and where you should put your traps.
Our native birds love gardens where they can easily find food and water and build a nest.
Watch: Attracting birds to your Backyard with Ranger Glenn
Ranger Glenn and Tim ”The Bird Whisperer” explain which native birds you may spot in your backyard and what native plants to plant for them.
Backyard activities for the whole family
Want to get the whole family involved and save our backyard birdsong? Here are some fun activities you can do together.
Join a conservation community group
Conservation groups across Auckland are working hard to protect our native habitats, plants and animals. Make a difference in your local area - find a conservation group near you.
Find out about pest plants and animals in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland. You can search for a pest by name or use the filters to narrow down the selection.