The New Zealand Birds website is being upgraded in order for us to present an industry standard responsive site.It is anticipated to take 28 weeks to complete the changes for the entire website. Starting with the "More about birds" section, changes will begin to be seen as of 17 August, 2021.
The upgrade project includes:
Redesigned for better user experience across all devices
Rationalisation of files (some pages will be retired)
Font type and size will be enhanced for easier reading
All pages will display a "date last updated" !
General Information Pages
The New Zealand Birds website has a group of pages that provide general information about the site. These pages are listed accross the menu at the top of this page. The reformating of all of those pages was completed on 30/08/2021. The changes to make them responsive was completed on 30/09/2021.
"Links page"The Links page was rationalised on 30/08/2021. A total of 25 links to unresponsive or missing sites were deleted.
"More about Birds" section
Work on this is section underway now through January 2022.Collective Nouns pagesThe first run at upgrading all of the Collective Nouns pages was completed on 28/08/2021. As of 26/10/2021 they are all responsive.
Bird RESCUE CentresThis page is now complete and responsive as of 07/12/2021.
Bird Banding in New ZealandThe data on this page has been updated and now has links to DOC who mantain the NZ banding database. Complete and responsive as of 03/01/2022.
Nesting and Nest BoxesComplete and responsive as of 09/01/2022.
Feeding the birdsComplete and responsive as of 10/01/2022.
Dangers for birdsComplete and responsive as of 11/01/2022.
National birdsComplete and responsive as of 16/01/2022. Five individual pages of national birds have been combined into one.
NOTE: We are trying to locate the life size giant Moa sculpture that used to stand at the entrance to the New Zealand Birds gallery on Main Street in Greytown, New Zealand.If anyone knows where it is or how we may contact the present owner, please contact Narena Olliver at this email address: