It's on! Forest and Bird's 2012 Bird of the Year competition is now open - and this means that you can Vote Takahe right now, and encourage all your friends (and enemies) to do likewise!
Here is where you can vote: http://www.birdoftheyear.org.nz/
While most of you will understand that the takahe is just naturally cooler, sexier, and more electable than any other bird, there might be a few people who are wondering what's in it for them. Read Friday's announcement of the takahe campaign below and you'll have your answer - and if you're still a swinging voter, check back later in the week for a Vote Takahe FAQ that will answer questions you didn't even know you wanted asked.