Projects are a way to pool your observations with other people on NatureWatch NZ. Whether you're interested in starting a citizen science project or just keeping tabs on the birds in a nearby park with your local birding club, Projects are the way to go.

Recently active projects from New Zealand

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Intertidal Zone

This project covers all records of living organisms (animals and algae) in the coastal zone between low and...
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Kereru Discovery

The Kererū Discovery is a conservation project focusing on the kererū - New Zealand’s iconic native pigeo...
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Kea Monitoring

Kea numbers are dropping and they are now a Nationally Endangered species. Finding out how many are left an...
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Kārearea NZ Falcon monitoring

Kārearea, the New Zealand Falcon (Falco novaeseelandiae) is the only remaining bird of prey endemic to New ...
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CoastBlitz New Plymouth

CoastBlitz is a BioBlitz on the coast. It aims to explore and document what lives there. Here’s how it w...
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Ecol202 Biodiversity Coast-to-Coast 2015 and later

Each year, Lincoln University's second year biological diversity class goes on a three-day "Biodiversity Co...
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Backyard Biodiversity Bugs in Lincoln

This project aims to make people more aware of the invertebrate (insects, spiders, etc) biodiversity that l...
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Blue Fleet Monitoring NZ

We know that the whole of the blue fleet landed in NZ Feb 2016 so this project is for recording other Blue ...
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Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve

The purpose of this project is to provide an ongoing, accessible record of the marine life observed in the ...
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Recently created projects from New Zealand

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Collection locations

Collection sites
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Chatham Island Group

This project documents observations of both exotic and indigenous flora and fauna of the terrestrial and ma...
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NZ Plant Phenology

This a project to encourage everyone in New Zealand to add phenology fields to your plant observations. ...
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Ranfurly Bay Scenic Reserve

listing and naming anything that lives and breathes in this area :)
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Spartina invasions

This project will help with detecting Spartina invasions for weed control Spartina (commonly known as co...
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BioBlitz Bell Block Kaitiaki

This project has been set up for the Kaitiaki Group at Puketapu School. The aim is to record species found ...
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RNZ Nights for Nature

Provide a conduit between RNZ and its audience for talking about nature. Nature here is the inhabitants ...
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Bush City bioblitz

How many insects, birds, fungi, and plants are now living in Te Papa's Bush City? We know what species wer...
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