Bar-tailed godwits

Non-stop flyers

Part of story: Wading birds

International arrivals

Temperate feeding grounds

Part of story: Bird migration


Proposing sites Identifying where coastal lights were needed most was not easy in a rapidly developing colony. Economic growth altered

Part of story: Lighthouses

Observing and conserving seabirds

Threatened species At least 20 of the seabird species which breed in New Zealand are threatened or endangered. There are two main threats:

Part of story: Seabirds – overview

Holocene – the last 10,000 years

The Holocene period, covering the last 10,000 years, is characterised by a warm and relatively stable climate.

Part of story: Geology – overview

Black swans

Swans – as well as ducks and geese – are members of the Anatidae family, in the order Anseriformes.

Part of story: Wetland birds

Internationally recognised areas

World heritage sites World heritage sites are designated by UNESCO under the World Heritage Convention, which provides for the protection of places that are of outstanding universal value. New

Part of story: Protected areas