Hoiho, Yellow-eyed penguinTe Manu Rongonui o Te Tau 2019

Congratulations Hoiho, Yellow-eyed penguin - Bird of the Year 2019.

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Sadly, many of New Zealand's native birds are in crisis. Two thirds of our birds are threatened with extinction. Forest & Bird’s Bird of the Year celebrates our unique birds and with each vote you help give them a voice.

Past Champions

A look back at our esteemed BOTY winners

Kererū
2018Kererū
Kea
2017Kea
Kōkako
2016Kōkako
Bar-tailed Godwit
2015Bar-tailed Godwit
Fairy Tern
2014Fairy Tern