Clarence Acheron Saxton Rivers

Year of compilation: 2014

Key biodiversity

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

Other species: Besides the trigger species the following are confirmed or likely to be breeding: Canada Goose, Mallard, Grey Duck, Australasian Harrier, NZ Falcon, South Island Pied Oystercatcher, Pied Stilt, Banded Dotterel, Spur-winged Plover, Southern Black-backed Gull, NZ Kingfisher, Welcome Swallow, NZ Pipit, Grey Warbler, Silvereye, Sky-lark, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Yellowhammer, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Redpoll, House Sparrow, Starling, Australian Magpie.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity

Protected areas

Ka Whata Tu o Rakihouia - Conservation Park - Protected area overlaps with site

Molesworth - Recreation Reserve - Protected area overlaps with site

These conservation areas, together with The Hassock Conservation Area and St James Conservation Area, border large sections of the Clarence, Acheron and Saxton Rivers.
There are also extensive Marginal Strip on each of the rivers and tributaries.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Clarence Acheron Saxton Rivers. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.