Kōrero: Bird migration

The Firth of Thames

The Firth of Thames

One of the most important feeding grounds for waders is on the Firth of Thames, south-east of Auckland. Classified as an internationally important coastal wetland under the Ramsar Convention, the site is part of the East Asian–Australasian Shorebird Site Network. Twenty-four species of wader and 60 bird species have been recorded here, and there can be up to 40,000 birds at one time. The extensive shell banks provide sheltered roost sites when the tide is too high for waders to feed.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10031470
Photograph by Dick Veitch

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Christina Troup, 'Bird migration - International arrivals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7214/the-firth-of-thames (accessed 25 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015