NZ044
Upper Buller


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2014

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black-billed Gull Larus bulleri NT breeding 1995-2014 77-250 breeding pairs A1
Black-fronted Tern Chlidonias albostriatus EN breeding 1979-2008 12-37 individuals A1

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Warbeck Scenic Reserve 1,347 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Victoria Forest Conservation Park 206,301 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Tutaki Stewardship Area 10,222 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Thomas Special Lease Stewardship Area 4 protected area overlaps with site 0
Shenandoah Scenic Reserve 335 protected area overlaps with site 0
Riverbed Matiri River Stewardship Area 3 protected area overlaps with site 0
Riverbed Maitkitaki River Stewardship Area 13 protected area contained by site 0
Riverbed Buller River Stewardship Area 26 protected area overlaps with site 35
Owen River Scenic Reserve 449 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Owen River Stewardship Area 1 protected area contained by site 0
Nuggety Creek Road Stewardship Area 3 protected area contained by site 3
Nelson Lakes National Park National Park 101,195 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Matakitaki South Stewardship Area 20,966 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Matakitaki River Murchison Stewardship Area 2 protected area overlaps with site 2
Matakitaki River Headwaters Stewardship Area 773 protected area overlaps with site 0
Matakitaki River - Thomas Stewardship Area 5 protected area contained by site 0
Maruia Saddle Road Stewardship Area 8 protected area contained by site 0
Maruia River Paenga Stewardship Area 3 protected area contained by site 3
Maruia Falls Scenic Reserve 21 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kawatiri Junction Stewardship Area 10 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kahurangi National Park National Park 451,830 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Howard River Valley Scientific Reserve 4 protected area contained by site 4
Howard Stewardship Area 9,069 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Glenhope Scenic Reserve 3,717 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Four Rivers Plain Stewardship Area 38 protected area overlaps with site 0
Four Rivers Scenic Reserve 23 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Essex St - Murchison Stewardship Area 1 protected area contained by site 0
Essex St - Murchison Stewardship Area 1 protected area contained by site 0
Buller River - Thurlow Stewardship Area 23 protected area contained by site 23
Big Bush Stewardship Area 15,500 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Introduced vegetation -
Grassland -
Shrubland -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Upper Buller. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2022.