Monday, May 20, 2019


A fully searchable database of articles published in Notornis and Birds New Zealand is provided on the Publications page.

New issues (< 1 year old) are password protected. Each member of Birds New Zealand has been sent a password. Institutional subscribers have been contacted for their IP address to give their computers direct access. Please contact Roger Sharp to update your information or if you experience any problems accessing the articles.


Notornis CoverThe Society's quarterly scientific journal. This peer-reviewed journal has been publishing ornithological research relevant to New Zealand and the South Pacific since 1943 (originally as New Zealand Bird Notes). All Birds New Zealand members are encouraged to submit original papers or short notes on their bird observations or studies to the Notornis Editor:  Dr Craig Symes.

Notornis has a wide circulation within New Zealand and overseas, and is provided to all members of Birds New Zealand. PDFs for each volume will be made available online as close as practicable to the standard publication dates (last day in March, June, September, December). .

The Society offers 2 Notornis Awards: a "Notornis - Student Award"   and a "Notornis - New Author Award".


Birds New Zealand (formerly Southern Bird)

Notornis CoverThe Society's quarterly news magazine. This magazine provides a forum for members to report back on trips, society schemes, interesting bird sightings and to advertise coming trips, meetings and events. To submit an article or item for publication in Birds New Zealand, please contact the Birds New Zealand Editor: Michael Szabo