To create a nation-wide study group with individual members or groups working on different aspects of ornithology as suits their interests or circumstances and all contributing to the sum of ornithological knowledge. This aim cannot be achieved in a day or a decade but each year brings a variety of new accomplishments and insights into the biology of birds.
The aims and objectives of the Society are to:
- encourage, organise and promote the study of birds and their habitat use particularly within the New Zealand region.
- foster and support the wider knowledge and enjoyment of birds generally.
- promote the recording and wide circulation of the results of bird studies and observations.
- produce a journal and any other publication containing matters of ornithological interest.
- effect co-operation and exchange of information with other organisations having similar aims and objects.
- assist the conservation and management of birds by providing information, from which sound management decisions can be derived.
- maintain a library of ornithological literature for the use of members and to promote a wider knowledge of birds.
- promote the archiving of observations, studies and records of birds particularly in the New Zealand region.
- carry out any other activity which is capable of being conveniently carried out in connection with the above objects, or which directly or indirectly advances those objects or any of them.
The Constitution and Strategic Plan of the Society can be downloaded here.