Mokohinau Islands

Country/territory: New Zealand

IBA criteria met: A1, A4ii, A4iii (2014)
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Area: 165 ha

Forest and Bird

Key biodiversity

Trigger species: Common Diving Petrel, Grey-faced Petrel, Red-fronted Parakeet,
Kaka (occasional visitor)

Ornithological information: Besides the trigger species the following are confirmed breeding or resident on the islands: Little Penguin, Grey-faced Petrel, Black-winged Petrel, Sooty Shearwater, Northern Little Shearwater, Fluttering Shearwa-ter, White-faced Storm petrel, Common Diving Petrel, Australasian Gannet, Pied Shag, Southern Black-backed Gull, Red-billed Gull, White-fronted Tern, Reef Heron, White-faced Heron, Australasian Harrier, Morepork, NZ Kingfisher, Welcome Swallow, NZ Pipit, North Island Fantail, Grey Warbler, Silvereye, Bellbird, Tui, Skylark, Hedge Sparrow, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Yellowhammer, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, House Sparrow, Starling. Other species recorded: Buller’s Shearwater*, Fles-footed Shearwater*, Fairy Prion**, Cook’s Petrel2, Pycroft’s Petrel*, Black-bellied Storm Petrel (most likely NZ Storm Petrel)*, NZ Storm Petrel**, Little Shag, Wandering Tattler, Eastern Bar-tailed Godwit, Grey Noddy (Grey Ternlet), NZ Pigeon, Rock Pigeon, Shining Cuckoo, Long-tailed Cuckoo, Common Myna.

* Attracted to lighthouse light
** Attracted during spotlighting

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mokohinau Islands. Downloaded from on 06/12/2023.