IBA Trigger species: Black-billed Gull, Black-fronted Tern, Black Stilt
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, NZ Falcon, Marsh (Baillon’s) Crake, Pukeko, South Island Pied Oystercatcher, Pied Stilt, Banded Dotterel, Spur-winged Plover, Southern Black-backed Gull, Caspian Tern, Rock Pigeon, Californian Quail, Shining Cuckoo, NZ Kingfisher, Welcome Swallow, NZ Pipit, South Island Tomtit, South Island Fantail, Grey Warbler, Silvereye, Bellbird, Skylark, Hedge-sparrow, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Yellowhammer, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Redpoll, House Sparrow, Starling, Australian Magpie. Other species recorded: NZ Falcon, Kea (VU).
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