The Great Kereru Count and Trip

The Great Kereru Count is on NOW!!! 

*The Great Kererū Count is the largest national citizen science project to help gather information on the abundance and distribution of the New Zealand pigeon – also known as wood pigeon, kererū, Kūkū or kūkupa. The Great Kererū Count takes place 2015 from 19-27 September. This year will be even easier to make your kererū count with the introduction of NatureWatch NZ.

Check out and and If you have an ipad or iphone, download the iNaturalist app ready for the count.


Join us to see, learn about and count Kererū

Saturday 26th September 2015

  • · 9am Meet at Bush Haven, 49 Bryson Road Otatara. Then…
  • · 10am-12noon Southland Community Nursery Education Centre, 185 Grant Road, Otatara, Invercargill

We invite you to this family event. Get up close to Kereru at the Bush Haven Native Bird Rehabilitation Centre at feeding time. Then we will head 2 minutes down the road to the Education Centre to learn about this special bird of our forest, take part in the Great New Zealand Kererū Count*, and have some outdoor fun in nature. Contact for this event: Bronwyn on email: