Story: Bird migration

Wrybill migration

Wrybill migration

Wrybills breed in South Island river beds close to the Southern Alps. Once they have finished breeding (from late December to early February), they fly north to tidal estuaries and harbours, mainly in the North Island. They return to their breeding grounds in early August.

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Christina Troup, 'Bird migration - Migration within New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 April 2024)

Story by Christina Troup, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015