During May we welcomed the ducks and swans to the Stilt Pond which seem to take shelter here over the Duck shooting season. The highlights and crowd-pleasers are the continued sightings of a black-tailed godwit and the northern shoveler though, proving that it’s always a great time to visit.

Best birdwatching is two hours either
side of high tide.

Migrants and Vagrants
300 Bar-tailed Godwit
30 Red Knot
3 Ruddy Turnstone
2 Red-necked Stint
1 Pacific Golden Plover
1 Black-tailed Godwit
1 Northern Shoveler

NZ Species
2000 South Island Pied Oystercatcher
2000 Wrybill
590 Black-billed Gulls
63 Royal Spoonbill
30 Banded Dotterel
4 Variable Oystercatcher
1 Kotuku (White Heron)
Australasian Shoveler
Caspian Tern
Hybrid Black Stilt
New Zealand Dotterel
Pied Stilts
Spur-winged Plover

More about bird sightings.

Recent Sightings May-2018