Do you know the name of the bird you are looking for?
Identify that bird – Step 1
We’ll help you identify a bird you’ve seen in three easy steps. First of all, select the location where you saw that bird:
At sea (or dead on a beach)
Harbour, estuary or rivermouth
Lake, river or wetland
Urban park or garden
Farmland or horticultural block
Forest (native or plantation)
Chatham Islands (not at sea)
You have to let us know where you saw the bird before you can go onto the next step. Click or tap a bird location and then try again.
Do you know the name of the bird group you are looking for?
Search for birds by typing a location name
Or select a location from the map
Or select a location from below
Tiritiri Matangi Island
Zealandia / Karori Sanctuary
Kermadec seas Auckland East coastal waters Auckland West coastal waters Bay of Plenty coastal waters East Coast coastal waters West Coast coastal waters Cook Strait coastal waters Canterbury/Otago coastal waters Chatham Island coastal waters Foveaux/Stewart coastal waters Subantarctic seas Ross sea
You have to let us know what location you want to search in. Click or tap a location then try again.
Select birds with a particular conservation status.
Extinct since AD 1800
Extinct AD 1000 to 1800
- Nationally Critical
- Nationally Endangered
- Nationally Vulnerable
- Naturally Uncommon
- Extinct since AD 1800
- Extinct AD 1000 to 1800
- Ancient fossils
You have to let us know what status you want to search on. Click or tap a status then try again.