Welcome to Birds New Zealand, the popular name for The Ornithological Society of New Zealand Inc. The Society was formally established at an inaugural general meeting on 24 May 1940 and incorporated in 1953.
Birds New Zealand is committed to the study of birds and their habitat use within New Zealand through encouraging members and organising projects and schemes. Activities are organised at both, national and regional level, with 20 regions providing a local network for members to engage in bird studies. We promote the recording and wide circulation of the results of bird studies and observations through the production of a scientific journal and other publications promoting birds in New Zealand. Birds New Zealand seeks to assist the conservation and management of birds by providing information, from which sound management decisions can be derived.