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..

2017 Photo Competition

Date posted: 22-Mar-2017

It is that time of year again when we are looking for entries for our photo competition (and phot..

The 2017 concert

Date posted: 05-Feb-2017

This year's concert promises to be another wonderful and unique experience. Click here (/concert-..

Shorebird Film Festival at Devonport

Date posted: 26-Oct-2016

Click here (/miscellaneous documents/DevWaderFilms.jpg) for details of a forthcoming film festival c..

Extra Dawn Chorus Trip

Date posted: 20-Oct-2016

Stop Press: Extra Dawn Chorus trip now scheduled for Thursday 27th October 2016. ..

2016 AGM

Date posted: 06-Sep-2016

The 2016 AGM was held at the Kohia Centre at 7:30 pm on Monday 19th September. Click here (/..

Other Native Birds

This page lists birds that are not endemic (i.e. not unique to New Zealand), but which are 'native' in the sense that they arrived in the country under their own steam or by other natural means (e.g. assisted by high winds). 

Click on the Common Name of any of the birds below to see more detail about the bird.

Photography by John Stewart ©


Common Name

Māori Name

Scientific Name

 Australasian harrier kahu  Circus approximans 

Shining cuckoo

pīpīwharauroa

Chrysococcyx lucidus

Fantail

pīwakawaka

Rhipidura fuliginosa

Kingfisher

kōtare

Todiramphus sanctus

Morepork

ruru

Ninox novaeseelandiae

Pipit

pīhoihoi

Anthus novaeseelandiae

Pukeko

pūkeko  

Porphyrio melanotus

Silvereye

tauhou

Zosterops lateralis

Spotless crake

puweto

Porzana tabuensis plumbea

Welcome swallow

warou

Hirundo tahitica neoxena