Moeraki Katiki Point

Site description (2014 baseline):

Key biodiversity

IBA Trigger species: Yellow-eyed Penguin, Stewart Island Shag

Besides the trigger species the following species are confirmed or likely to be breeding: Little Penguin, Sooty Shearwater, Little Shag, Spotted Shag, White-faced Heron, Royal Spoonbill, Paradise Shelduck, Mallard, Australasian Harrier, Variable Oystercatcher, Spur-winged Plover, Southern Black-backed Gull, Red-billed Gull, White-fronted Tern, Rock Pigeon, NZ Kingfisher, Welcome Swallow, NZ Pipit, Grey Warbler, Bellbird, Skylark, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Yellowhammer, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Redpoll, House Sparrow, Starling, Australian Magpie.
Other species recorded: Broad-billed Prion, White-faced Storm Petrel, Black Shag, South Island Pied Oystercatcher, Pied Stilt,

NB: the presence of Broad-billed Prions and White-faced Storm Petrels is known from carcasses (presumably cat-kills) with-in reserve areas.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity

Human disturbance – Yes - The headland attracts many visitors - sightseeing, to view the wildlife and for fishing, both onshore and spearfishing. This activity can impact on the birds. Visiting at night is discouraged

Predation by alien species – Yes -

Habitat loss or degradation – No
Contamination – No
Natural disaster – No
Other – No

Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity

Protected areas

Katiki Point - Wildlife Management Reserve - Protected area contained within site

Moeraki - Foreshore Marginal Strip - Area overlaps with site

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Moeraki Katiki Point. Downloaded from on 27/02/2024.