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The Groynes Reported by Ann Sherlock

Shining Cuckoo heard at The Groynes, north Christchurch yesterday.

Ann Sherlock

Confirmed arrival of Godwits at Avon-Heathcote Estuary today (SUNDAY), CHCH Reported by Andrew Crossland

Definitive evidence of new arrivals today – 458 Godwits present at high tide, and increase of 165 on numbers yesterday and 140+ more than highest confirmed winter count.

A number seen with residual breding plumage and many feeding over high tide.

The flagged birds reported in recent days may well have been new arrivals (part […]

Yellow-eyed Penguin at Spencerville Beach Reported by Andrew Crossland

bumped into a juv YEP coming out of the surf at Spencerville Beach, NE Christchurch late this afternoon. It was banded so I thought it might be one of the juvs fledged from the 7+ pairs that breed on nearby Banks Peninsula. The number was J19062, which my contacts in DoC tell me is an […]

Banks Peninsula,Port Hills

Influx of New Zealand Pipits, moving in from the high country.

Avon & heathcote Estuary Reported by Andrew Crossland

Arctic Skua

Mount Pleasant

20+ Swallow, Small movement of Migration.

1 Pheasant

Charlesworth Reserve

5 Wrybills 12 Bar-tailed Godwit 1 Kingfisher 1 NZ pipit

Lake Forsyth

1 Shinning Cuckoo singing

South Shore Brighton Beach

“The Bar-Tailed Godwits Have Arrived”

Alaska Bird Makes Longest Nonstop Flight Ever Measured

Dave Hansford in Wellington, New Zealand for National Geographic News

September 14, 2007The bird, a wader called a bar-tailed godwit, completed […]

Lake Ellesmere End of Spit

1 Black Stilt

1 Hybrid Stilt Black/Pied

43 Pied Stilt

1 Sharp-Tailed Sandpiper (first of the year)

12 Red-Necked Stint

3 Turnstone

c250 Wrybill

60+ Banded Dotterel