Extensive tidal flats and saltmarsh bordered by a rare shellbank chenier plain, create at Miranda, a world renowned and very accessible site for migratory and endemic waders
Species: Thinornis novaeseelandiae
South East I & Western Reef, Chathams Group with translocated birds and Portland Island (Mahia Peninsula, northern Hawkes Bay). Formerly widespread through coastal NZ. Two birds were at Beehive Island in the Hauraki Gulf*
October to February
Some birds have been seen away from localities listed.
* The Dept of Conservation, amidst great opposition removed the two birds (both males) from Beehive Island in the Hauraki Gulf.
To have any chance of seeing these birds, birders will have to go the CHATHAM ISLANDS, or Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre to see these special very birds in cages!