Ashley River Rakahuri

Country/territory: New Zealand

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (2014)
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Area: 5,130 ha

Forest and Bird

Key biodiversity

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

Besides the trigger species the following species are confirmed or likely to be breeding: Black Shag, Little Shag, White-faced Heron, Canada Goose, Paradise Shelduck, Mallard, Grey Duck, Australasian Harrier, Pukeko, South Island Pied Oystercatcher, Pied Stilt, Banded Dotterel, Spur-winged Plover, Southern Black-backed Gull, White-fronted Tern, Rock Pigeon, NZ Kingfisher, Shining Cuckoo, Welcome Swallow, NZ Pipit, Grey Warbler, South Island Fantail, Silvereye, Bellbird, Skylark, Hedge Sparrow, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Yellowhammer, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Red-poll, House Sparrow, Starling, Australian Magpie.

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