Country/territory: New Zealand

IBA Criteria met: A1 (2014)
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Area: 4,080 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 Harri-er, NZ Falcon, South Island Pied Oystercatcher, Pied Stilt, Banded Dotterel, Spur-winged Plover, Southern Black-backed Gull, NZ Pigeon, NZ Kingfisher, Welcome Swallow, NZ Pipit, South Island Fantail, South Island Tomtit, Grey Warbler, Silver-eye, Bellbird, Tui, Skylark, Hedge-sparrow, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Yellowhammer, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Red-poll, House Sparrow, Starling, Australian Magpie. Other species recorded: Little Shag.

NB: Yellowhead (EN), Kea (VU), Kaka (EN), Yellow-crowned Parakeet (NT), Long-tailed Cuckoo (LC), Shining Cuckoo (LC), Morepork (LC), South Island Robin (LC), Brown Creeper (LC) and Rifleman (LC) are found in adjacent forest areas (Mount Aspiring National Park). These will be included in the IBA network in the next round (i.e. identifying sites triggered primarily by land-, water- and shore- birds).

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