Welcome to

Kereru Discovery

Protecting Kereru

for our future generations

Kereru Discovery; helping you protect kereru in your neighbourhood and your own backyard.


Top ten things you can do

The Top 10 list of simple things that you can do to help kererū in and around your home.


About Kereru

All you need to know about Kererū (kūkupa, kūkū) The New Zealand Native Wood Pigeon.


Kereru friendly plants

It doesn’t matter what garden style you prefer, it is easy to provide habitat for Kereru.


Kereru emergency

Emergency? call Department of Conservation native bird rescue hotline 0800 36 24 68

The year kereru gained total protection
The number of eggs laid per clutch
The number of years kereru can live
The total number sighted in The Great Kereru Count 2014

"A flock of kereru is awesome to see. The sound of their combined wings makes my hairs stand on end."

− JD - from Wellington

"Watching a couple of kereru shuffle along a power line is hilarious."

− Tony - from Wellington

"I love Kereru in their crisp white singlets, they’re so funny"

− Amber - from Wellington


Hunting kereru is illegal for everyone!
The penalties for hunting kereru are up to $100,000
plus an extra $5000 for each extra bird or six months jail.

If you suspect or find evidence of illegal hunting of kereru phone the DOC hotline

0800 DOCHOT (0800 362 468)

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