Story: Wading birds

Waders that occasionally visit New Zealand (3rd of 3)

These waders have been recorded in New Zealand, but fewer than five individuals visit each year. Most are migrants to Australia from the northern hemisphere. They may have reached New Zealand by joining a flock of another species that was en route to New Zealand, or by being blown off course during a storm, or simply by losing their way.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Wading birds - New Zealand’s wading birds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/9377/waders-that-occasionally-visit-new-zealand (accessed 13 December 2019)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015