The Marsh Sandpiper appears to have settled in for the winter.  The ponds are very full so, on the bigger tides,  look for the birds at the north end.

Artic Migrants
100 Bar-tailed Godwit
800 Red Knot
1 Marsh Sandpiper
9 Turnstone – north of Kaiaua

NZ Species
2400 Wrybill
200 Banded Dotterel
1000+ South Island Pied Oystercatchers
55 Royal Spoonbill
500 Black-billed Gulls
Caspian Terns
White Fronted Tern
Pied Stilts- lots
Hybrid Black Stilt
4 New Zealand Dotterel
6 Variable Oystercatchers
1 Bittern (flushed off trail late July)


July 2016 Sightings