Ahuriri River

Country/territory: New Zealand

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (2014)
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Area: 8,972 ha

Forest and Bird

Key biodiversity

IBA Trigger species: Black-billed Gull, Black-fronted Tern, Black Stilt, Wrybill, Australasian Bittern

Besides the trigger species the following species are confirmed or likely to be breeding: Australasian Crested Grebe, Black Shag, Little Shag, White-faced Heron, Black Swan, Canada Goose, Paradise Shelduck, NZ Shoveler, Grey Teal, Mallard, Grey Duck, NZ Scaup, Australasian Harrier, Marsh (Baillon’s) Crake, Spotless Crake, Pukeko, South Island Pied Oystercatcher, Pied Stilt, Banded Dotterel, Spur-winged Plover, Southern Black-backed Gull, Caspian Tern, Rock Pigeon, Californian Quail, Shining Cuckoo, NZ Kingfisher, Welcome Swallow, NZ Pipit, South Island Tomtit, South Island Fantail, Grey Warbler, Silvereye, Bellbird, Skylark, Hedge-sparrow, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Yellowhammer, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Redpoll, House Sparrow, Starling, Australian Magpie. Other species recorded: NZ Falcon.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ahuriri River. Downloaded from on 06/12/2021.