Bird Monitoring Programme

Bird Monitoring

Date & Location

  • First Saturday of each month at 9am
  • Styx Mill Conservation Reserve, Styx Mill Rd Public Car Park (See map below)


Dr. Antony Shadbolt

Dr. Antony ShadboltAntony has more than 30 years’ experience in environmental horticulture, landscape architecture, planning, and ecology & wildlife research. He is a key driver in the re-establishment of Ōtautahi's native forest habitats and is a Trustee of Trees for Canterbury.





On the first Saturday of each month, those wishing to participate in the bird monitoring programme meet at the Styx Mill Conservation Reserve on Styx Mill Road at 9am to record the number of individual water bird species using a moving transect method (instruction provided on the day).

Two locations are covered during each session to compile a long-term data set for the reserves: 

Data collected is submitted to eBird, and may be explored by anyone with an interest in New Zealand's bird populations.

Volunteers need to bring:

  • Sturdy outdoor clothing & footwear for muddy & wet conditions
  • And it would be good to also bring:
    • Binoculars
    • Camera / phone
    • Paper & pen

For more information

Contact Antony Shadbolt