Rotorua Sulphur Point

Country/territory: New Zealand

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i (2014)
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Area: 27 ha

Forest and Bird

Key biodiversity

IBA Trigger species: Black-billed Gull, Red-billed Gull, NZ Grebe (Dabchick)

Other species: Most of the following species occur around the fringes of this IBA (as drawn). Some will nest, roost or forage within the IBA. Black Shag, Little Black Shag (90% of NZ Population nesting here at times (G. Taylor pers. comm.), Little Shag, Black Swan, Paradise Shelduck, Mallard, Grey Teal, NZ Shoveler, NZ Scaup, Californian Quail, Aus-tralasian Harrier, (NZ Falcon), Pukeko, Australian Coot, Pied Stilt, Banded Dotterel, Spur-winged Plover, Southern Black-backed Gull, Red-billed Gull, Caspian Tern, Rock Pigeon, Shining Cuckoo, Morepork, NZ Kingfisher, Welcome Swallow, Grey Warbler, NZ Fantail, Silvereye, Bellbird, Tui, Skylark, Hedge Sparrow, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Yellowhammer, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Redpoll, House Sparrow, Starling, Common Myna, Australian Magpie.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Rotorua Sulphur Point. Downloaded from on 30/11/2023.