Dunstan Upper Clutha River

Country/territory: New Zealand

IBA Criteria met: A1 (2014)
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Area: 2,236 ha

Forest and Bird

Key biodiversity

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

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, Pukeko, Australian Coot, South Island Pied Oystercatcher, Pied Stilt, Banded Dotterel, Spur-winged Plover, Southern Black-backed Gull, Caspian Tern, Californian Quail, Rock Pigeon, NZ Kingfisher, Welcome Swallow, NZ Pipit, Shining Cuckoo, South Island Fantail, Silvereye, Skylark, Hedge-sparrow, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Yellowhammer, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Redpoll, House Sparrow, Starling, Australian Magpie.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dunstan Upper Clutha River. Downloaded from on 14/08/2022.