Wrybill and SIPO numbers are increasing daily as they return from their breeding grounds. The Shore Plover is still present as is the Marsh Sandpiper. Look for the banded rail by the carpark gate. Unfortunately it’s been too dry for bittern this year.

Migrants and Vagrants
4500 Bar-tailed Godwit
1100 Red Knot
1 Asiatic Black-tailed Godwit
1 Whimbrel
1 Marsh Sandpiper
10 Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
21 Turnstone
27 Pacific Golden Plover
2 Curlew Sandpiper
1 Greater Sandplover (Large Sand Dotterel)

NZ Species
1 New Zealand Shoreplover
500 Wrybill
South Island Pied Oystercatchers
Pied Stilt
New Zealand Dotterel
Banded Dotterel
Variable Oystercatcher
Banded Rail
Black-billed Gull
White-fronted Tern
Caspian Tern
Banded Rail

Recent sightings 10 Jan 2012
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