Hope River

Year of compilation: 2014

Key biodiversity
IBA Trigger species: Fiordland Crested Penguin

Besides the trigger species the following species are confirmed or likely to be breeding: Sooty Shearwater, Fairy Prion, Paradise Shelduck, Australasian Harrier, Variable Oystercatcher, Banded Dotterel, Southern Black-backed Gull, Red-billed Gull, White-fronted Tern, NZ Pigeon, Parakeet sp., (Morepork), Welcome Swallow, NZ Pipit, Grey Warbler, South Island Fantail, South Island Tomtit, Silvereye, Bellbird, Tui, Hedge Sparrow, Blackbird, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, 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 - Protected area overlaps with site

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Hope River. Downloaded from on 30/05/2023.