Taiaroa Head

Country/territory: New Zealand

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i (2014)
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Area: 19 ha

Forest and Bird

Key biodiversity

IBA Trigger species: Northern Royal Albatross, Stewart Island Shag, Spotted Shag, Red-billed Gull.

Besides the trigger species the following species are confirmed or likely to be breeding: Little Penguin, Sooty Shearwater, Little Shag, Royal Spoonbill, Variable Oystercatcher, Spur-winged Plover, Southern Black-backed 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.

Other species recorded: Broad-billed Prion, White-faced Storm Petrel, Black Shag, White-faced Heron, Paradise Shelduck, Australasian Harrier, South Island Pied Oystercatcher, Pied Stilt, Mallard, Australian Magpie.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Taiaroa Head. Downloaded from on 27/09/2023.