Catlins Coast

Country/territory: New Zealand

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4ii (2014)
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Area: 1,140 ha

Forest and Bird

Key biodiversity

IBA Trigger species: Yellow-eyed Penguin, Stewart Island Shag

Fiordland Penguin (VU) non-breeding - moulting

Besides the trigger species the following species are confirmed or likely to be breeding: Little Penguin, Sooty Shearwater, Fairy Prion, Pied Shag, Spotted Shag, White-faced Heron, Reef Heron, Royal Spoonbill, Para-dise Shelduck, Mallard, Grey Duck, Australasian Harrier, Pukeko, Variable Oystercatcher, Pied Stilt, Banded Dotterel, Spur-winged Plover, Southern Black-backed Gull, Red-billed Gull, White-fronted Tern, Rock Pigeon, Little Owl, NZ Kingfisher, Welcome Swallow, NZ Pipit, Grey Warbler, South Island Fantail, South Island Tomtit, Silvereye, Bellbird, Hedge Sparrow, Skylark, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Yellowhammer, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Redpoll, House Sparrow, Starling, Australian Magpie.

Other species recorded: Fiordland Crested Penguin, Erect-crested Penguin, Australasian Gannet, Black Shag, Little Shag, Black Swan, Canada Goose, Grey Teal, South Island Pied Oystercatcher, Caspian Tern.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Catlins Coast. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.