Year of compilation: 2014

Site description
Key biodiversity

IBA Trigger species: Fiordland Crested Penguin

Besides the trigger species the following species are confirmed or likely to be breeding: Paradise Shelduck, Variable Oystercatcher, Southern Black-backed Gull, Red-billed Gull, White-fronted Tern, NZ Pigeon, NZ Pipit, Grey Warbler, South Island Fantail, South Island Tomtit, Silvereye, Bellbird, Tui, Hedge Sparrow, Blackbird, Chaffinch, Gold-finch, Redpoll.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity

Human disturbance – Yes
Predation by alien species – Yes
Habitat loss or degradation – No
Contamination – No
Natural disaster – No
Other – No

Protected areas

Arawhata - Conservation Area - 111651ha -  Protected area overlaps with site.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cascade. Downloaded from on 07/02/2023.