Promoting the Conservation of Native Birds in Taranaki and New Zealand and Providing information and resources on the New Zealand Falcon

Native Birds in Taranaki

Kiwi Tracks, Purangi, Eastern Taranaki
Kiwi Tracks, Purangi, Eastern Taranaki

Some specific surveys and studies of native bird species found in Taranaki have been completed, these include;

New Zealand Falcon

In 2004 observation reports of NZ falcon from throughout Taranaki were collated and a report produced. To download a copy of this report please click here.

You can learn more about the NZ falcon, including information on the national distribution survey and view useful resources by visiting

Waitaanga Bird Survey

Over a two-year period from June 2005 to May 2007 a bird survey was undertaken in the Waitaanga area. The aim of this survey was to determine the presence, distribution and estimation of the abundance of birds in the area.

On completion of the surveys two reports were produced, and distributed to key organisations and to local personnel that supported the survey. The reports are available for download;

  1. The Full Report (42 pages - 5mb) includes colour photographs and maps, please click here to download a copy.

  2. A Brief Report (17 pages - 1mb) is black and white only, please click here to download a copy.


The Taranaki Kiwi Trust have a number of resources and information on kiwi in Taranaki so please visit their website at

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