About New Zealand birds, for New Zealand birders
Welcome to BirdingNZ.net: for sharing information on birdwatching and wild birds in NZ.
The discussion forum is free and easy to join, allowing anyone with an interest in NZ birds—resident scientists, international twitchers, or those just looking for help with a bird ID—to find and share information. A key goal of the site is to allow people to quickly and easily distribute details about rare bird observations, so others may also have a chance to see something special. To help achieve this goal, several options are available to allow registered users to get important information quickly, and in a way that suits them best.
- Moderated SMS alerts: High priority sightings of rare birds sent as text messages to your mobile phone. Text "follow birdingnznet" to 8987 from your phone to get started, or follow birdingnznet on twitter.
- Email alerts: Registered members can subscribe to receive an email alert of posts made to the Bird Sightings and Alerts forum. These alerts are a light, plain text copy of the full posted message—easy to receive over slow connections and mobile devices, and allowing users to quickly decide if it is something they would like to follow up.
- Feeds: Subscribe to a forum to get posts straight to your feed reader or email client.
The BirdingNZ.net forums are rapidly growing in popularity, and as the site grows, we hope to add more links to birding related web resources, and informative articles on some of New Zealand's special species and birdwatching hot spots. Contributions of relevant material are welcome.