Miti'aro Island

Site description (2012 baseline):

Key biodiversity
Rimatara Lorikeet (EN) and Cook Islands Warbler are resident. Wintering site for Bristle-thighed Curlew (VU).

Habitat and land use
Upraised limestone island with natural lakes and swampland in centre. Population of 189 living on the western side of the island. Outer ring of makatea mostly undeveloped

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Invasive species, Habitat destruction

Protected areas
Te Roto Nui lake is protected

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Miti'aro Island. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.