The highlight for August was the Northern Shoveler, only seen for two days in early August. The Wrybills have been heading for the breeding grounds, leaving the stilt ponds ready for the Godwit arrivals. Hopefully we will see them soon!!


Best birdwatching is two hours either
side of high tide.

Northern Shoveler seen 7/8/17

Migrants and Vagrants
193 Bar-tailed Godwit
10 Red Knot
4 Turnstone
1 Golden Plover
2 Whimbrel

NZ Species
2100 Wrybill
135 Banded Dotterel
1500 South Island Pied Oystercatchers
56 Royal Spoonbill
1 White Heron
Black-billed Gulls
Caspian Terns
White Fronted Tern
Pied Stilts
Hybrid Black Stilt
New Zealand Dotterel
Variable Oystercatchers
NZ Dabchick

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Recent Sightings Aug-2017