‘Bird call’ wins in remix competition

Department of Conservation —  17/06/2011

Simon Owl, judge in our very own New Zealand Idol for native birds competition

‘Bird call’ is the winner in our remix the sounds of New Zealand competition, dubbed New Zealand Idol for native birds.

Shayne Burrows of New Plymouth made the track from bird song on the DOC website, remixed with his own music.

The competition was perfect for Shayne who has always been interested in music and birds – he even uses kokako as his avatar on Twitter and as a logo for his work.

Shayne receives a copy of the brilliant Unnatural History of Kakapo DVD and Alison Ballance’s award winning book Kakakpo: Rescued from the brink of extinction.

Listen to the top five!

Listen to some of the other entries:

About the competition

The competition to remix New Zealand bird song ran throughout New Zealand Music Month. Entries came from New Zealanders as far away as Melbourne, Amsterdam and London.

Our judges picked the top five entries which were posted on the Conservation blog and here on the DOC website. The public voted to choose the winner.

3 responses to ‘Bird call’ wins in remix competition


    KIng Kakapo was by far the stand out track!


    Awesome idea for a competition! I was planning on entering this but didn’t get around to it in time…Rediscovered the bird samples a few days ago and here’s what I came up with. A bit experimental but it was fun 🙂


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