Besides the trigger species the following species are confirmed or likely to be breeding: Little Penguin, Sooty Shearwater, Pied Shag, Little Shag, White-faced Heron, Reef Heron, Paradise Shelduck, Mallard, Grey Duck, Variable Oystercatcher, Spur-winged Plover, Southern Black-backed Gull, Red-billed Gull, White-fronted Tern, NZ Pigeon, Morepork, NZ Kingfisher, NZ Pipit, Welcome Swallow, Brown Creeper, Grey Warbler, South Island Fantail, South Island Tomtit, Silvereye, Bellbird, Tui, Hedge Sparrow, Blackbird, Chaffinch, Redpoll, Yellowhammer. More information required.
Australasian Bittern (EN) occur in the wetland areas adjacent to the mouth of the Hollyford River.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Human disturbance – Yes - Visitors staying at the Martin Bay Hut and walking the coast to Big Bay may disturb birds on the shore, or at nest sites
Predation by alien species – Yes - Stoats, rodents, possums, possibly weka, possibly weasels
Habitat loss or degradation – No Contamination – No Natural disaster – No Other – No
Pyke Forest - Conservation Area - Protected area overlaps with site
Fiordland - National Park - Protected area overlaps with site
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Martins Bay. Downloaded from
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