Waiheke Island Birdlife

Waiheke Island Birdlife

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Birds found on Waiheke Island

From the website www.nzbirds.com/birding/waihekebirds

(Bird life commonly seen throughout the year in and around the island includes):—
Little blue penguin : Eudyptula minor
White-faced Storm Petrel : Pelagodroma marina
New Zealand Storm Petrel : Oceanites maorianus
Flesh-footed Shearwater : Puffinus carneipes
Buller’s Shearwater : Puffinus bulleri
Fluttering Shearwater : Puffinus gavia
Grey petrel : Procellaria cinerea
Little Shearwater : Puffinus assimilis
Sooty Shearwater : Puffinus griseus
Short-tailed shearwater : Puffinus tenuirostris
Cape Pigeon : Daption capense
Black Petrel : Procellaria parkinsoni
Northern Giant Petrel : Macronecteus halli
Cook’s Petrel : Pterodroma cookii
Black-winged Petrel : Pterodroma nigripennis
Mottled Petrel : Pterodroma inexpectata.
Antarctic Prion : Pachyptila desolata
Broad-billed Prion : Pachyptila vittata
Slender-billed prion : Pachyptila belcheri
Grey-faced Petrel : Pterodroma macroptera gouldi
White-headed Petrel Pterodroma lessonii.
Australasian Gannet : Morus serrator
Black Shag : Phalacrocorax carbo
Pied Shag : Phalacrocorax varius
Little Shag : Phalacrocorax melanoleucus
Black Swan : Cygnus atratus
Paradise Duck : Tadorna variegata
Mallard Duck : Anas platyrhynchos
Grey Duck : Anas superciliosa
White-faced Heron : Ardea novaehollandiae
Reef Heron : Egretta sacra
White Heron : Egretta alba
Cattle Egret : Bubulcus ibis
Royal Spoonbill : Platalea regia
Australasian Bittern : Botaurus poiciloptilus
Australasian Harrier : Circus approximans
Brown Quail : Synoicus ypsilophorus
California Quail : Callipepla californica
Pheasant : Phasianus colchicus
Banded Rail : Rallus philippensis.
Pied Oystercatcher : Haematopus ostralegus
Variable Oystercatcher : Haematopus unicolor
Spur–winged Plover : Vanellus miles
Pukeko : Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus
Spotless Crake : Porzana tabuensis
New Zealand Dotterel : Charadrius obscurus obscurus
Banded Dotterel : Charadrius bicinctus
Shore Plover : Thinornis novaeseelandiae
Golden Plover : Pluvialis fulva
Wrybill : Anarchynchus frontalis
Eastern Bar-tailed Godwit : Limosa lapponica
Arctic Skua : Stercorarius parasiticus
Southern Black Backed Gull : Larus dominicanus
Red-billed Gull : Larus scopulinus
Caspian Tern : Sterna caspia
White-fronted Tern : Sterna striata
Pied Stilt : Himantopus himantopus
New Zealand pigeon : Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae
Kaka : Nestor meridionalis
Long-tailed cuckoo : Eudynamys taitensis
Shining cuckoo : Chrysococcyx lucidas

The cuckoos migrate from the Pacific Islands, arriving in New Zealand from around September and leaving again around March.

Morepork : Ninox novaeseelandiae
Kingfisher : Halcyon sancta
Grey warbler : Gerygone igata
Skylark : Alauda arvenis
Magpie : Gymnorhina tibicen
Yellowhammer : Emberiza citrinella.
Goldfinch : Cardulelis carduelis
Greenfinch : Carduelis chloris
Chaffinch : Fringilla coelabs
Red Poll : Carduelis flammea
Welcome Swallow : Hirundo tahitica neoxena
Bellbird : Anthornis melanura
Tui : Prosthermadera novaeseelandiae
Fantail : Rhipidura fulginosa
New Zealand Pipit : Anthus novaeseelandiae
Song Thrush : Turdus philomelus
Blackbird : Turdus merula
House Sparrow : Passer domesticus
Dunnock : Prunella modularis
Starling : Sturnus vulgaris
Myna : Acridotheres tristis
Fernbird : Bowdleria punctata
Silvereye : Zosterops lateralis