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Brian Mishell — May 16, 06:43PM

Your list of birds for new zealand leaves a lot to be desired

There are a lot of birds you do not list but the bird books of New Zealand list. You need to update !!!

Nikki McArthur — May 25, 06:13PM

Hi Brian,

I'm an e-birder based in NZ and haven't had the same problem you describe with the NZ bird lists on ebird. However, there are a couple of tricks to know: Firstly, your default list may only list the birds you're most likely to see at a given location, rather than all NZ birds. This can be rectified by selecting "show rarities" on the right hand panel of the species list page, or by clicking "add species" and searching for the species you require. Secondly, the other trick to know is that the NZ field guides sometimes use local common names that are not widely used elsewhere. For example, the bird listed as "grey warbler" in most NZ field guides will appear as "gray gerygone" on the ebird checklist. The best way to check you are recording the correct species in ebird is to compare the scientific names which are much more consistent.


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