Best birdwatching is two hours either side of high tide.

Numbers of Artic migrants are now dropping daily the numbers below are from the  start of the month, there was however a surprise influx of Red Knot in the last week in April, taking numbers up to 800.  An arctic tern dropped in to Taramaire at the end of April and was see over at least two days.
Migrants and Vagrants
400 Bar-tailed Godwit
500 Red Knot
1 Hudsonian Godwit
4 Black-tailed Godwit
1 Little Whimbrel (seen March 25)
1 Whimbrel
2 Marsh Sandpiper
3 Curlew Sandpiper
1 Red-necked Stint
9 Turnstone
2 Pectoral Sandpiper
5 Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
52 Pacific Golden Plover

NZ Species
2600 Wrybill
200 Banded Dotterel
2000+ South Island Pied Oystercatchers
18 Royal Spoonbill
500 Black-billed Gulls
6 Caspian Terns
White Fronted Tern
Pied Stilts
Hybrid Black Stilt
4 New Zealand Dotterel
6 Variable Oystercatchers

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April 2016 recent sightings