Learn how to plan and plant a garden to attract native birds.
“To support our native birds, don’t feed them bread.”
“Whether you have a large site to restore, or planning a new garden at home, invite the birds over with plants that provide a year round supply of food.
A small garden can still attract birds, especially over winter and spring when tūī, bellbird and kererū (native wood pigeon) will travel considerable distances in search of flowers and fruit
Try to use ecosourced plants (plants that naturally occur in your area). These could include kōwhai, flax, kakabeak, and tarata for nectar; and wineberry, karamū, and korokia for fruit.” (DoC)