IBA Trigger species: Black-billed Gull, Black-fronted Tern
Other species: Besides the trigger species the following are confirmed or likely to be breeding: Australasian Crested Grebe, Black Shag, Pied Shag, Little Shag, White-faced Heron, Black Swan, Canada Goose, Paradise Shelduck, Grey Duck, Mallard, Australasian Harrier, South Island Pied Oystercatcher, Pied Stilt, Banded Dotterel, Spur-winged Plover, Southern Black-backed Gull, Red-billed Gull, White-fronted Tern, NZ Pigeon, Shining Cuckoo, Morepork, NZ Kingfisher, Welcome Swallow, NZ Pipit, Grey Warbler, South Island Fantail, Silvereye, Bellbird. Californian Quail, Skylark, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Yellowhammer, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Redpoll, House Sparrow, Starling, Australian Magpie.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kahutara River. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2020.