Birds - Ngā Manu
New Zealand is a land of birds. Many of our birds are endemic – or found only here – a testament to the country’s small size and its isolation. New Zealand birds are some of the most unusual and intriguing in the world. They include the largest seabirds, the flightless nocturnal kākāpō and kiwi, globe-trotting shorebirds and many more.
Listen to all of the bird calls from Morning Report.
A collection of stories about our native birds.
Find out about New Zealand's birds with birdwatcher Hugh Robertson.
More About Birds on RNZ
The Secret Life of Bird Calls
The first songs that echoed across this land came from birds.
John Kendrick (1922-2013)
The conservationist, filmmaker and sound recordist who initiated and recorded the Morning Report bird calls.