Another Eastern Curlew is spending time out on the shell bank, it arrived in time for viewing during the Field Course. The Wrybill and South Island Pied Oystercatchers are returning to Pukorokoro Miranda after breeding in the South Island. Our unusual vagrant of the summer is the White-Winged Black Tern which can often be seen on the Stilt Ponds.

Migrants and Vagrants
4800 Bar-tailed Godwit
1 Black-tailed Godwit
350 Red Knot
28 Pacific Golden Plover
16 Ruddy Turnstone
6 Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
3 Pectoral Sandpiper
1 Marsh Sandpiper
4 Red-necked Stint
12 Curlew Sandpiper
2 Eastern Curlew
1 Little Tern
1 White-winged Black Tern

NZ Species
250 Wrybill
9 Banded Dotterel
500 South Island Pied Oystercatchers
13 Royal Spoonbill
900 Black-billed Gulls
Caspian Tern
White Fronted Tern
Pied Stilts

Recent Sightings Jan 15