The flocks of Arctic migrants are beginning to diminish with several Godwit departures observed yesterday evening. According to what we now know of the migration schedules of individual birds, further departures can be expected right through until end of the month. Meanwhile the New Zealand Shore Plover remains in residence at Miranda and is being seen most days.  The picture shows the conditions that can be present in March at Yalu Jiang National Nature reserve in March.  Photo Jimmy Choi 20-3-2010

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

NZ Species
1 New Zealand Shoreplover
1900 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

Check out a flock of wrybill flying

Sightings March 10 2013
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