Conservation status
In serious trouble

While part of the heron family, the bittern is known to be much more secretive than their whanau. You are more likely to hear these bog-dwelling birds before you see them, particularly in mating season when the males are trying to attract females with their foghorn-like “WHOOM”. A vote for bittern is a vote for wetland protection!

Campaign Manager

Wetland Alliance

We are returning stronger than ever to help support our extremely vulnerable wetland birds. Join us!

We are never too far from you but our homes are becoming smaller and smaller and without your help we will disappear. Please give support to you local wetland. We applaud those people that do so much.

This is a voice for mataku, mioweka, pateke, matata and mioweka. #Wetlandbirds