Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Citizen Science - The Landcare Bird Survey

Building from our work to provide habitats for our native birds at Sunnyhills, we've been taking part in the Landcare Bird Survey. It was so much fun spotting birds in the sunshine.





Our favorite finds were the two fantails and tuis in the Fordyce entrance trees. The  flock of 9 African swallows dipping and diving over the field were pretty spectacular as well.



UPDATE - Room 20 saw two Spur-winged plovers hanging out on the field and hall roof. Wow!! Another Australian import we saw were a group of rosellas.

Sadly we also saw a cat catch a silver eye and two dead silver eyes😢 It was an action packed survey session.

We're wondering how to help our native birds and what threatens them.



And you can take part in the survey at home too! Just follow the link - http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/science/plants-animals-fungi/animals/birds/garden-bird-surveys


9 comments:

  1. wow I loved looking at the birds. It was sad when the cat tryed to eat the silver eye but me and Sophie saved the silver eye 2 times.Sophie picked it up and put it on the ground.This was all in the nature walk way.We also saw a amzing bird.I love Nature.

    By Rose

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  2. wow I loved looking at the birds. It was sad when the cat tryed to eat the silver eye but me and Sophie saved the silver eye 2 times.Sophie picked it up and put it on the ground.This was all in the nature walk way.We also saw a amzing bird.I love Nature.

    By Rose

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  3. wow i enjoyed it i love to see all that wilde life it was sad when me and rose saw the silver eye we went in and because louie the cat had it in his mouth i went to help it rose picked up louie and got i picked up the silver eye it was a cool jarny and i would love tdo it again. sophie sayer

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  4. Wow, all of those amazing birds! Room 5 did this as well and we found some extraordinary birds!

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  5. Chanel, Nelia, Kaydee28 June 2017 at 17:19

    We had a lot of fun wandering around Sunnyhills! We spotted 10 awesome birds. We hope that we can attract some more birds though.

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  6. Wow,we had so much fun doing the survey.We hope the others had too! It was sad that cat caught that poor Silver eye.
    We hope we can do this again!
    From Elise and Elizabeth

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  7. Looking for birds was so much fun. In total Hollie, Auralie and I found 20 different birds all around the school. This citizen science experiment was really interesting, we found 1 yellow hammer and more.

    By Aricia

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  8. Wow! Nice birds! When my class did it my group got 20 birds!

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  9. I had heaps of fun doing the garden bird survey. I think it was fun and interesting. My favourite bird was the Fantail

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