Make kererū count in Ōtepoti/Dunedin!
The Great Kererū Count is an annual citizen science project encouraging New Zealanders to count the kererū that are present (or not present) in their neighbourhoods.
Photo by Tony Stoddard
How to get involved
Join the Great Kererū Count between the 18th and 27th of September.
Report a kererū sighting.
Seen a kererū swoop overhead on your way to work? Snap a picture and report a sighting
Do a timed survey.
Choose a spot and record how many kererū you see (or don't see) over a set period. This lets us know where kererū are present and absent, which is also important.
How to report a sighting
- Use the Great Kererū Count quick observation form.
- Add your sighting to the Great Kererū Count project on iNaturalist NZ.
- For on-the-go sightings, download the iNaturalist app. Available on the App Store or Google Play.
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Kererū may be one of New Zealand’s most meme-friendly birds but there's a serious side to their silly antics. Without them, our forests would be in serious trouble.
Kererū are the only native bird left in New Zealand with a beak large enough to swallow and disperse the seeds from our largest native plants (like tawa, taraire, pūriri and matai).