2-15 November 2020Te Manu Rongonui o Te Tau 2020

The birds are back! You can vote for your top five incredible and unique native birds. Choose a flightless wonder, a long-distance traveler, or a favourite from your own backyard! 

Unfortunately, many of New Zealand's native birds are in trouble and need your help. About 75% of land birds and 90% of seabirds are threatened or at risk of extinction. Their habitats are being destroyed or degraded by introduced predators, pollution, human development, and climate change.

Use Bird of the Year 2020 to get to know our amazing native birds. Cast your vote and make a donation to give nature a voice.

Voting opens at 9am on Monday 2 November and closes at 5pm on Sunday 15 November. 

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Past Champions

A look back at our esteemed BOTY winners

Yellow-eyed penguin
2019Yellow-eyed penguin
Bar-tailed Godwit
2015Bar-tailed Godwit