2018 Concert coming up soon

Date posted: 15-Feb-2018

Our 2018 concert will feature an afternoon of light classics and jazz courtesy of the Auckland Ph..

Wetapunga talk coming soon

Date posted: 05-Feb-2018

For the Social on 19 March the speaker will be Ben Goodwin of Auckland Zoo, who will talk about t..

Rat caught and now takahe released from pens

Date posted: 28-Jan-2018

Thankfully DOC staff Andre de Graaf and Polly Hall and their assistants have trapped the rat whic..

Your Christmas Shopping for a Song

Date posted: 04-Dec-2017

Aka - The Grand Christmas Shopping Expedition to Tiritiri Matangi Island Shop Dreading..

2018 Photo Comp opens for entries

Date posted: 27-Nov-2017

The 2018 Photo Competition is now open for entries. Click here (/2018-photo-competition-tiritiri-mat..

New reports on ruru nesting and Island conservation

Date posted: 02-Oct-2017

Two new reports have been added to the website. The first gives details of a summer students..

2018 calendars now available

Date posted: 27-Sep-2017

Our latest calendar, beautifully illustrated with images taken on the Island, is now available fo..

Guided walks for photographers

Date posted: 21-Jun-2017

For a wonderful day of wildlife photography please join us on Tiritiri Matangi Island for a Ph..

Ferry discounts for Supporters

Date posted: 18-May-2017

Tiritiri Matangi Island, the perfect winter's day trip. The birds are at their best, warm up w..

More kiwi for the Island

Date posted: 04-Apr-2017

In 1993 and 1995, sixteen little spotted kiwi were released on Tiritiri Matangi Island. The ma..

Endemic Birds

Twelve species of endemic birds have been translocated to Tiritiri Matangi.  These are marked with an asterisk (*) in the list below. The others have arrived through their own efforts.

Click on the common name of any of the birds below to see individual details.

Photography by Kathryn Jones © (Saddleback)

Common Name

Māori Name

Scientific Name

Little spotted kiwi *

kiwi pukupuku

Apteryx owenii

 Bellbird korimako   Anthornis melanura
 Brown teal * pāteke  Anas chlorotis 
 Grey warbler  riroriro  Gerygone igata



Rhipidura fuliginosa

Takahe *


Porphyrio hochstetteri

Red-crowned parakeet *


Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae

Whitehead *


Mohoua albicilla

North Island robin *


Petroica longipes

Stitchbird *


Notiomystis cincta

North Island kokako *


Callaeas wilsoni

North Island saddleback *


Philesturnus rufusater

 Cuckoo, long tailed  koekoeā
Eudynamys taitensis

Fernbird *


Bowdleria punctata vealeae

 Kaka  kākā
 Nestor meridionalis

North Island tomtit *


Petroica macrocephala

Rifleman *


Acanthisitta chloris

 New Zealand pigeon kererū  Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae  
 Paradise shelduck pūtangitangi   Tadorna variegata
 Tui  tūī
Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae