NZ059
Waimakariri River


Country/territory: New Zealand

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (2014)
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Area: 22,375 ha

Forest and Bird

Key biodiversity

IBA Trigger species: Black-billed Gull, Black-fronted Tern, Wrybill

Besides the trigger species the following species are confirmed or likely to be breeding: Black Shag, Little Shag, White-faced Heron, Paradise Shelduck, Canada Goose, Mallard, Australasian Harrier, Pukeko, South Is-land Pied Oystercatcher, Pied Stilt, Banded Dotterel, Spur-winged Plover, Southern Black-backed Gull, Rock Pigeon, Shining Cuckoo, NZ Kingfisher, Welcome Swallow, NZ Pipit, Grey Warbler, South Island Fantail, Silvereye, Bellbird, Skylark, Hedge Sparrow, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Yellowhammer, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Redpoll, House Sparrow, Starling, Australian Magpie.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Waimakariri River. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2021.