Sites of importance to coastal and estuarine birds on the east coast of the Waikato region
Report: TR 2013/53
Author: JE Dowding, DM Consultants
Waikato Regional Council will be reviewing the Regional Coastal Plan in 2015, and as part of that process wishes to identify areas of importance to shorebirds within the region.
The brief for this report was to provide a summary of recent information that identifies areas important to shorebirds on the east coast of the Waikato region (from Kaiaua in the Firth of Thames to just north of Waihi Beach on the east coast of Coromandel Peninsula). The report:
- documents spatial information – which sites are used by which key species, and within those sites, what areas are used for different activities (where known)
- identifies threats to shorebirds (where known)
- identifies information gaps (with suggestions on how to fill them), and
- attempts to identify high-priority sites for shorebirds in the region.
|Appendix 1: Names and threat status of native bird species mentioned in the text||16|
|Appendix 2: Site inventories||17|