Besides the trigger species the following are confirmed or likely to be breeding or resident are: Little Penguin, Pied Shag, Little Shag, White-faced Heron, Reef Heron, Southern Black-backed Gull, Red-billed Gull, Caspian Tern, White-fronted Tern, Canada Goose, Paradise Shelduck, Mallard, Australasian Harrier, NZ Falcon, South Island Pied Oystercatcher, Variable Oystercatcher, Pied Stilt, Banded Dotterel, Spur-winged Plover, NZ Pigeon, Shining Cuckoo, Morepork, NZ Kingfisher, South Island Rifleman, Welcome Swallow, NZ Pipit, Grey Warbler, South Island Fantail, South Island Tomtit, NZ Robin, Silvereye, Bellbird, Tui, Californian Quail, Skylark, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Cirl Bunting, Yellowham-mer, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Redpoll, House Sparrow, Starling, Australian Magpie.
Other species recorded: Yellow-eyed Penguin, Eastern Bar-tailed Godwit, Turnstone, Siberian Tattler, Asiatic Whimbrel.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Kaikoura Peninsula - Conservation Area - Protected area contained within site
Ka Whata Tu o Rakihouia - Conservation Park - Protected area overlaps with site
Mount Uerau (Uwerau) - Nature Reserve - Protected area contained within site
Mount Manakau - Scenic Reserve - Protected area contained within site
Jordon Stream - Scenic Reserve - Protected area overlaps site
Kaikoura Peninsula - Scenic Reserve - Protected area contained within site
Riley's Lookout - Nature Reserve - Protected area contained within site
Habitat and land use
NB: Large areas of the IBA are identified as ‘flyways’ for Hutton’s Shearwaters flying to and from their colonies in the Seaward Kaikoura Range. For this reason , areas of farmland, low-lying land and the township are not included in the habitat description.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ka Whata Tu o Rakihouia/Kaikoura. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 11/08/2022.