Save our backyard bird song

Getting around Auckland is risky for us native birds. But there is a plan to make it safer, by turning Auckland into a pest-free haven. The good news is you only need to do one simple thing in your backyard to make a difference this spring. And if you do all three, it'll make a huge difference.

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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.

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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.

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Plant Natives

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

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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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How much do you know about our native birds?

Our team of experts have put together some exciting facts about our precious native birds. Do you know which bird can sound like a car alarm?

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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.

Environment

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.

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Pest Search

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.