Pīwakawaka birds on the rise

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New research shows there are significantly more pīwakawaka in our backyards than there were 10 years ago.

Pīwakawaka are also known as fantails have increased by 47 percent over 10 years.

The survey also found that kererū sitings have increased by 102 percent over 10 years. 

The findings come from the New Zealand Garden Bird survey. The survey had almost 15,000 people counting the number of birds they could see in gardens, parks and school grounds.

The survey also found that there were tuī in Canterbury, Marlborough, Otago, and the West Coast with their numbers across the country growing by 30 percent.

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