October 31, 2023
Nicola Toki | CEO Forest and Bird
Te Manu Rongonui o Te Rautau | Bird of the Century 2023 is up for grabs, with seventy-seven incredible native manu competing. To commemorate Forest & Bird’s 100th birthday, the world’s greatest bird competition, Bird of the Year, has temporarily changed its name to Bird of the Century.
Furthermore, five extinct species—the whēkau laughing owl, huia, piopio, tutukiwi South Island snipe, and mātuhituhi bush wren—have been added as candidates for the first time ever.