Use these guides to help you identify birds commonly seen around Aotearoa’s gardens, schools and parks. You can recognise birds by their colour, shape, size, sound and flight pattern.
Can't see it? You might be able to identify your birds by listening to their song. You'll find calls further down this page.
Small birds <15cm
Medium birds 15-30cm
Large birds >30cm
Can't quite work out what is hiding in the trees in your garden? Have a listen to these bird call tracks and see if you can identify your birds this way.
These bird songs are Crown Copyright. They may be reused, even commercially, as long as you credit the Department of Conservation (NZ).
Credit: Department of Conservation Bird Songs and Calls