The census on the 24th June 2018 revealed we have 2,700 Wrybill here on the shellbank and another 900 in the Firth of Thames. That’s over 65% of the estimated Wrybill population. Sighting of 2 male Northern Shovellers inside the shellbank also adds to the exciting things to see here in the Winter.

Best birdwatching is two hours either
side of high tide.

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

NZ Species
2700 Wrybill
2000 South Island Pied Oystercatcher
590 Black-billed Gulls
63 Royal Spoonbill
45 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 June-2018