Introduced mammals including possums, rats, stoats, feral cats, pigs, goats and deer are destroying our forests and the birdlife in them. Some eat eggs and chicks, some kill adults on nests and others eat the plants and insects the birds feed on.
Pests have been eradicated from some offshore islands. Their habitats are recovering and endangered species are bouncing back.
To stop further decline of bird numbers and even extinctions there needs to be widespread and effective pest control on the mainland.
Forest & Bird’s advocacy for effective pest control and its involvement in habitat restoration projects is helping to restore the dawn chorus in New Zealand forests.
Click here to hear some of New Zealands most beautiful songbirds and to donate to Forest & Bird's campaign to keep them singing.