IBA Trigger species: Black-billed Gull, NZ Dotterel, Wrybill, Australasian Bittern
Other species: Besides the trigger species the following are confirmed or likely to be breeding or resident: Black Shag, Little Black Shag, Pied Shag, Little Shag, White-faced Heron, White Heron, Reef Heron, Royal Spoonbill, Para-dise Shelduck, (Grey Duck), Grey Teal, NZ Shoveler, Australasian Harrier, Banded Rail, Spotless Crake, Pukeko, South Island Pied Oystercatcher, Variable Oystercatcher, Pied Stilt, Banded Dotterel, Black-fronted Dotterel, Spur-winged Plover, South-ern Black-backed Gull, Red-billed Gull, Caspian Tern, White-fronted Tern, Shining Cuckoo, NZ Kingfisher, Welcome Swallow, NZ Pipit, North Island Fernbird, Grey Warbler, North Island Fantail, Silvereye, Black Swan, Canada Goose, Mallard, Californi-an Quail, Rock Pigeon, Spotted Dove, Skylark, Hedge Sparrow, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Yellowhammer, Chaffinch, Green-finch, Goldfinch, House Sparrow, Starling, Common Myna, Australian Magpie.
Other species recorded: Cattle Egret, Chestnut-breasted Shelduck, Pacific Golden Plover, American Golden Plover, Mongoli-an Dotterel, Turnstone, Grey Plover, Great Sand Plover, Pectoral Sandpiper, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Marsh Sanpiper, Sanderling, Great Knot, Red-necked Stint, Red (Lesser) Knot, Eastern Bar-tailed Godwit, Far-eastern Cur-lew, Asiatic Whimbrel, Arctic Skua, Little Tern.
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