Site description (2012 baseline):
Rimatara Lorikeet (EN) and Cook Islands Warbler are resident. Wintering site for Bristle-thighed Curlew (VU).
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
Te Roto Nui lake is protected
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Miti'aro Island. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/mitiaro-island-iba-cook-islands on 04/10/2023.