Voting is now open for Bird of the Year 2017.
What many people don’t know is that most of New Zealand's unique native birds are in trouble. A third are at risk of becoming extinct if nothing is done to protect them. Their habitats have been destroyed and introduced mammalian predators such as stoats, possums, and rats kill their eggs, young, birds, and even adults.
Lend your voice to help New Zealand birds by supporting Bird of the Year - with your vote, your voice, or a donation.
Voting closes on Monday 23 October at 5pm.
The winning bird will be announced on RNZ's morning report on Tuesday 24 October at 8:45am.
Bar Tailed Godwit
Fairy Tern / Tara Iti
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