Photo: Tom Lynch


Report a bird (sighting)

Kākā leg bands

Kākā with leg bands O-OM (orange on left leg, orange over mauve on right. Photo: Judi Lapsley Miller.

Birds originating from Zealandia can sometimes be observed far beyond our fence; this dispersal is known as the “halo effect”. You can help us track the range of our bird species by sending in reports of your sightings.

Reports are used by Zealandia, Forest & Bird, and Department of Conservation researchers. All personal information is kept in confidence but may be used to contact you for more information about the sighting.

Your report

Your name*
Your email*
Your Phone
Your Address*
Date and time of sighting*
Bird species*

See wildlife pages for help.
 Bellbird Hihi Kākā Kākāriki (red-crowned parakeet) Kererū (wood pigeon) Long-tailed cuckoo NZ Falcon Robin Saddleback Tomtit Whitehead
How many birds in this observation?*
Note: If more than 3 birds were recorded, please submit another form. Enter the leg bands and sex of the bird(s), if you recorded them.
How to read bird bands
Bird 1
Left leg
Right leg
Sex  Female Male Unknown
(Bird 2)
Left leg
Right leg
Sex  Female Male Unknown
(Bird 3)
Left leg
Right leg
Sex  Female Male Unknown
Please note the location the bird was seen, including address if possible
Environment - describe the habitat and weather
Behaviour - describe what the bird was doing (e.g. flying/feeding)
("jpg", 3MB max.)

Note: If you have problems with this form and have tried to upload a photo, please check the file type is "jpg" and no bigger than 3MB.