Goldie is our Pacific Golden Plover, the Kuriri, the fourth most common of the Arctic migrants that visit us each summer, and probably the most beautiful. But Goldie has a problem. The number of Pacific Golden Plovers arriving in New
There was bad news – but possibly also a silver lining – from Australasian Bittern researcher Emma Williams when she addressed the mid-winter potluck dinner: bitterns, she told members, were about to be upgraded from ‘nationally endangered’ to ‘nationally critical’.
The Red-necked Stint is often overlooked because it is our smallest Arctic migrant about the size of a sparrow. But, as Rachel Hufton reports, it is well worth looking for. Amid the magnificent flocks of Bar-tailed Godwits, Red Knots and
Best bird watching is two hours either side of high tide. Migrants and Vagrants 110 Bar-tailed Godwit 17 Red Knot 3 Ruddy Turnstone 2 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Northern Shoveler 1 Pacific Golden Plover 1 Eastern Curlew 1 Whimbrel NZ Species 2700