A community based initiative to create a thriving habitat in and around Maungakiekie

Maungakiekie Songbird is a project formed to return the songbirds to the Maungakiekie area by creating both a safe haven for birds as well as enhancing the local habitat. The project is supporting halo residents, including organisations such as schools, and local businesses, to actively support the habitat by not only suppressing predators by trapping but also enhancing the natural habitat through the likes of native tree planting. Please contact us and register your interest in order to receive your requested resources.


For residents, businesses and organisations within the halo area we have a range of free resources that will help create a thriving local habitat. From monitoring tools that detect the presence of predators, to traps that will reduce their population numbers, a range of native trees creating shelter and a food source for birds and insects, through to bird feeders to attract birds to your garden.

Please register your interest on our 'contact us' page to reserve your tools.

If you are already registered and want more resources please drop us a line and we can discuss options to get these to you.


New Zealand doesn't have a great record for looking after what was here before mankind came along. But while humans have done their bit with hunting and habitat destructions, it's the introduced predators are the major ongoing threat.

In line with the aspirations of Predator Free 2050 and Pest Free Auckland 2050, Maungakiekie Songbird is supporting local predator control/suppression efforts by making the latest in trap innovations freely available to local halo residents, in order to encourage them to set traps that will not only reduce predator numbers and help protect re-invasion into the park, but also provide a greater sanctuary for wild birds. 


Special thanks to our partners for helping bring our project together. 

The support of Cornwall Park Trust Board and Tūpuna Maunga Authority, the two administrators of Cornwall Park and Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill, has been invaluable. We share a common goal to see nature thrive and are working together to build Maungakiekie into a world leading experience for local residents and visitors.

A huge thanks also to our sponsors - Auckland Council, the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board, and the Department of Conservation. Their support enables us to provide a range of resources to local residents within the halo area, as well as engage the wider community such as schools.