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Avon & heathcote Estuary Reported by Andrew Crossland

102 Royal Spoonbills

Chestnut Teat at Bromley Reported by Andrew Crossland

Chestnut Teal in breeding plumage

Lake Ellesmere Reported by Steve Wratten

Embankment and Clark’s and Jarvis Rds had (combined)-Colin Hil and Steve Wratten

Red-Necked Stint 27 Curlew sandpiper 2 Sharp-t Sandpiper 9 Red knot 5 Tutnstone 4 Colin re-located the litle stint on March 26 but we could not find it yesterday, despite careful searching at the above sites Wrybill (estimate only)_ 100

New Brighton spit

1 New Zealand Pigeon (Kereru)

Jarvis Rd

2 Curlew sandpiper 52 Red-necked Stint 7 Red Knot 86 Wrybill

Birdlings Flat

3 Giant Petrel

14 Artic Skua

1276 White-fronted Terns

38 Black-fronted Terns

200+ Red Billed Gulls

Godwits News Reported by Jan Walker

Some of our Godwits [3] have been spotted up at the head of the Yellow Sea, between China and S Korea, quite near the border, in a nature reserve called Yalu Jiang. Good job we gave them a nice send off, but don’t suppose they noticed, little fat lumps that they were. Funny how attached […]

75 Christchurch/Akaroa Rd at Lake Ellesmere

1 White Heron (Kotuku)

1 Spoonbill

Kaitorete Spit

1 White-winged Black Terns, adult.

47 White- Fronted Terns

2 Caspian Terns

44 Black-Fronted terns

250+ Banded Dotterals

2 Wrybills

16 Pied Stilts

World House Sparrow Day

The world House Sparrow Day is an international initiative by Nature Forever Society in colabration with Bombay Natural History Society, Eco-Sys Action Foundation (France) Avon Wildlife Trust (UK) and numerous other national and international organisation across the world.

The World House Sparrow Day will be celebrated on 20th March 2010 and will be an annual […]