IBA Trigger species: Fiordland Crested Penguin
Note - Weka, Kaka and Kea (all VU) are also present at this site. Weka are likely to be breeding, Kaka and Kea are likely to be visitors.
Ornithological information: Besides the trigger species the following species are confirmed or likely to be breeding: Little Penguin, Sooty Shearwater, Black Shag, Pied Shag, Little Shag, White-faced Heron, Reef Heron, Paradise Shelduck, Mallard, Grey Duck, NZ Scaup, NZ Falcon, Variable Oystercatcher, Spur-winged Plover, Southern Black-backed Gull, Red-billed Gull, White-fronted Tern, NZ Pigeon, Shining Cuckoo, Long-tailed Cuckoo, Morepork, NZ Kingfisher, NZ Pipit, Brown Creeper, Grey Warbler, South Island Fantail, South Island Tomtit, Silvereye, Bellbird, Tui, Hedge Sparrow, Blackbird, Chaffinch, Redpoll, Yellowhammer.
Other species recorded: Grey-backed Storm Petrel, White Heron.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Milford Sound Piopiotahi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/04/2021.