Banks Peninsula

Country/territory: New Zealand

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii (2014)
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Area: 1,430 ha

Forest and Bird

Key biodiversity
IBA Trigger species: Yellow-eyed penguin, Spotted shag

Ornithological information: Besides the trigger species the following species are confirmed or likely to be breeding: Little (White-flippered) Penguin, Sooty Shearwater, Fairy Prion, Pied Shag, Little Shag, Australasian Harrier, NZ Falcon, Southern Black-backed Gull, Red-billed Gull, Caspian Tern, White-fronted Tern, Rock Pigeon, Californian Quail, Variable Oystercatch-er, Spur-winged Plover, NZ Pigeon, NZ Kingfisher, Welcome Swallow, NZ Pipit, Grey Warbler, South Island Fantail, South Island Tomtit, Silvereye, Bellbird. Skylark, Hedge Sparrow, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Yellowhammer, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Redpoll, House Sparrow, Starling, Australian Magpie.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Banks Peninsula. Downloaded from on 05/06/2023.