The Miranda high tide roost is now covered in godwits and knots, including many juvenile godwits. Wrybill numbers are down to about 100 with all others away on their breeding grounds. The two gull-billed terns are still regulars near the hide.  Look for golden plover in the salt-marsh area to the south of the carpark.  Banded Rail have been seen fairly regularly in the mangroves around the road gate. A shining cuckoo has also been heard in this area.

Migrants and Vagrants

4900 Bar-tailed Godwit
3800 Red Knot
16 Turnstone
14 Golden Plover
6 Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
1 Marsh Sandpiper
2 Gull-billed Terns

1 Red-necked stint

NZ Species
100 Wrybill
400 South Island Pied Oystercatchers
Pied Stilt
New Zealand Dotterel
Variable Oystercatcher
Banded Rail
Black-billed Gull colony!
White fronted tern
Caspian tern

3 Royal spoonbill

Updated Friday 25 November



November-11 Sightings