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..

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..

Shorebirds and Seabirds

A number of shorebirds and seabirds also drop in or make Tiritiri Matangi their home.  In November 2010 a pair of oystercatchers built a nest in the middle of Hobbs Beach.  A barrier was erected around the nest to protect the 2 chicks it housed.

Two reef herons were also seen building a nest of a small island off North East Bay.

Click on the common name of any of the birds below to see more detail about the bird.

Photography by Kathryn Jones ©

Common Name

Māori Name

Scientific Name

 Dotterel, New Zealand

tuturiwhatu

Charadrius obscurus

  Gannet, Australasian 

takapu

Morus serrator

Godwit, Eastern Bar-Tailed

kuaka

Limosa lapponica

 Gull, Red Billed 

tarapunga

Larus novaehollandiae

Gull, Southern Black Backed

karoro

Larus dominicanus

Reef Heron 

matuku-moana

Egretta sacra

White Faced Heron

 

Ardea novaehollandiae

Oystercatcher, Variable

torea

Haematopus unicolor

Paradise Shelduck

putangitangi

Tadorna variegata

 Penguin, Little Blue

korora

Eudyptula minor

Petrel, Black

 

Procellaria parkinsoni

Petrel, Common Diving

kuaka

Pelecanoides urinatrix

Petrel, Giant

 

Macronectes halli

Petrel, Grey-Faced

oi

Pterodroma macroptera

Petrel, White-faced Storm

takahikare-moana

Pelagodroma marina

Shag, Black

kawau

Phalacrocorax carbo

Shag, Little

kawaupuka

Phalacrocorax melanoleucos

Shag, Pied

karuhiruhi

Phalacrocorax varius

Shag, Spotted

parekareka

Stictocarbo punctatus

Shearwater, Buller's

 

Puffinus bulleri

Shearwater, Flesh-footed

toanui

Puffinus carneipes

Shearwater, Fluttering

pakaha

Puffinus gavia

Shore plover

tuturuatu

Thinornis novaeseelandiae

 Skua, Arctic

 

Stercorarius parasiticus

Spur-winged Plover

 

Vanellus miles

Tern, Caspian

taranui

Sterna caspia

Tern, White Fronted

tara

Sterna striata