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Bird of the Year 2018 – New Zealand

Bird of the Year 2018 – New Zealand

It is time for Bird of the Year 2018!

Voting opens at 9 am on Monday 1 October and closes at 5 pm on Sunday 14 October.

New Zealand’s unique native birds are in crisis.

A third are at risk of becoming extinct if nothing is done to protect them.

Their habitats have been destroyed and introduced mammalian predators kill their eggs, young birds, and even adults.

Lend your voice to help our birds by supporting Bird of the Year.

 

To learn more : https://www.birdoftheyear.org.nz/

The kea was crowned Bird of the Year for 2017.

Known for their curiosity and intelligence, these mountain parrots are classified as Nationally Endangered with just 3,000 – 7,000 birds remaining.