IBA Criteria met: A1 (2014)
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Area: 8,367 ha
Forest and Bird
IBA Trigger species: Black-billed Gull, Black-fronted Tern
Besides the trigger species the following are confirmed or likely to be breeding: Black Shag, Little Shag, White-faced Heron, Canada Goose, Paradise Shelduck, Grey Duck/Mallard, Australasian Harrier, NZ Falcon, Pu-keko, South Island Pied Oystercatcher, Banded Dotterel, Spur-winged Plover, Southern Black-backed Gull, NZ Pigeon, Shin-ing Cuckoo, Morepork, NZ Kingfisher, Welcome Swallow, NZ Pipit, Grey Warbler, South Island Fantail, South Island Tomtit, Silvereye, Bellbird, Tui. Skylark, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Yellowhammer, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Redpoll, House Sparrow, Starling.
Kaka (EN), Red-crowned Parakeet (VU), Yellow-crowned Parakeet (NT), Rifleman, Brown Creeper and NZ Robin have been recorded in adjacent forest areas (Atlas of Bird Distribution in NZ 2007).
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Upper Buller. Downloaded from
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