The Great Kererū Count is happening again!
People are been asked to document every time they see a Kererū.
This will help scientists get a better understanding of kererū numbers and where they live. The more people who take part, the better information they get about how these awesome birds are doing. So get a group of friends together and count those kereru!
A spokesperson for the The Kererū Discovery Trust, Tony Stoddard, said last year New Zealanders counted more than 15,000 Kererū.
While the birds aren’t classed as ‘threatened’ by the Department of Conservation, Kererū numbers have declined in the last 100 years.
Do you know what a Kereru looks like?
Kererū are big birds, in fact they are one of the largest pigeons in the world. They weigh about 650g and are about 50 cm long. The feathers on their back and head are green, but can look purple in the sunlight. They have white feathers on their chests.