Welcome to

Kereru Discovery

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

Join The Great Kereru Count 2014

22 September - 5 October

Get ready to start counting!

The Great Kereru Count 2014 – 22 September to 5 October. Count as many Kereru as you can over the two weeks while you are out and about! There are TWO great ways to add your kereru sightings – from your computer or on your mobile device.
Moble Device: Just download the FREE Thundermaps App
 Download itunes APP   or   Download Android APP
Computer:  Simply jump on the Kereru Count website or Kereru Count Thundermaps Page
Kereru Count website  or  Kereru Count on Thundermaps

Calling all Wellingtonians – Let’s show New Zealand we can make the Kereru count!

"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