Hunter River

Country/territory: New Zealand

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (2014)
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Area: 2,759 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: Black Shag, White-faced Heron, Black Swan, Canada Goose, Paradise Shelduck, Mallard, Grey Duck, NZ Scaup, Australasian Harrier, South Island Pied Oystercatcher, Pied Stilt, Banded Dotterel, Spur-winged Plover, Southern Black-backed Gull, NZ Kingfisher, Welcome Swallow, NZ Pipit, South Island Fantail, South Island Tomtit, Grey Warbler, Silvereye, Bellbird, Skylark, Hedge-sparrow, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Yellowhammer, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Redpoll, House Sparrow, Starling, Australian Magpie. Other species recorded: Little Shag, NZ Falcon.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hunter River. Downloaded from on 06/12/2021.