Whakatō hei tokonga mahi tiaki manu
Plant to support birds
Introduce biodiversity on your property by planting to support native birds.
What birds need
Native birds look for places where they can build a nest and easily find kai and water.
Plant the right native plants to provide kai for native birds.
What to plant
Plant native trees and shrubs. A variety of flowering and fruiting species will ensure there is kai and shelter in your garden all year round.
Plant native pūriri, kohekohe and akapukaea (Tecomanthe speciosa). These are good sources of nectar in winter.
Flowers that attract birds are usually large and brightly coloured (red, orange or white) with lots of nectar.
Flowering native plants that attract birds include:
- Five finger.
For more information, see the following brochure.
|Natural environments of the Auckland region||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/plant-for-your-ecosystem/Pages/natural-environments-auckland-region.aspx||Natural environments of the Auckland region||Natural environments and ecosystems support different plants and animals.||aspx||Biodiversity|
|Plant for pollination||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/plant-for-your-ecosystem/Pages/plant-for-pollination.aspx||Plant for pollination||We depend on plant pollination to produce the different foods we eat. Find out how to make your garden more appealing to visiting pollinators.||aspx||Biodiversity|
|Plant with locally sourced plants||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/plant-for-your-ecosystem/Pages/plant-locally-sourced-plants.aspx||Plant with locally sourced plants||If you want to restore your garden or backyard, use native plants sourced from local seeds. This is called ecosourcing.||aspx||Biodiversity|
|Plant to support insects||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/plant-for-your-ecosystem/Pages/plant-to-support-insects.aspx||Plant to support insects||Find out how to plant to support the insects in your garden.||aspx||Biodiversity|
|Plant to support lizards||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/plant-for-your-ecosystem/Pages/plant-to-support-lizards.aspx||Plant to support lizards||Find out how to plant to support the lizards in your garden.||aspx||Biodiversity|
|Plant to support native wildlife||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/plant-for-your-ecosystem/Pages/plant-to-support-native-wildlife.aspx||Plant to support native wildlife||Support native wildlife by restoring your backyard into a suitable environment for them.||aspx||Biodiversity|