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BLD 2023

Birder's Diary Sightings Report

Count of Species Seen per Week, Year-round, at location NEW ZEALAND
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Counts for this Report
Species
0
Lifers
0
Photos
2
Photo Lifers
1
Subspecies
1
SPUHS
0
Taxa
1
Sightings
57
Individuals
1
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Sighting Report Detailsunfold_more

Photos Name Lifer Scientific Name Location When Seen Observer Trip Comments Voc Sequence SbqS Esc
BIRDS
Ducks Geese Swans - ANATIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more Graylag Goose - Anser anser
11
Graylag GooseAnser anser Whirinaki01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
unfold_more Canada Goose (moffitti/) - Branta canadensis
11
Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima) maximaBranta canadensis maximaWaitangi, HB01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 2023[Railway Wetland] Few here, scores at Westshore Lagoon0
unfold_more Mute Swan - Cygnus olor
11
Mute SwanCygnus olor Havelock North01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 2023[Lake Lopez] 0
unfold_more Black Swan - Cygnus atratus
11
Black SwanCygnus atratus Whirinaki01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
unfold_more Paradise Shelduck - Tadorna variegata
11
Paradise ShelduckTadorna variegata Waitangi, HB01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 2023[New wetland] One female0
unfold_more Australasian Shoveler - Spatula rhynchotis
11
Australasian ShovelerSpatula rhynchotis Waitangi, HB01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 2023[Railway Wetland] 0
unfold_more Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
11
Mallard platyrhynchosAnas platyrhynchos platyrhynchosWhirinaki01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
unfold_more Gray Teal - Anas gracilis
11
Gray TealAnas gracilis Waitangi, HB01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 2023[Railway Wetland] 0
unfold_more New Zealand Scaup - Aythya novaeseelandiae
11
New Zealand ScaupAythya novaeseelandiae Havelock North01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 2023[Lake Lopez] 0
New World Quail - ODONTOPHORIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more California Quail - Callipepla californica
11
California Quail brunnescensCallipepla californica brunnescensTutira01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
Francolins Pheasants Grouse - PHASIANIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more Ring-necked Pheasant - Phasianus colchicus
11
Ring-necked Pheasant torquatusPhasianus colchicus torquatusTutira01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20233 males seen0
Grebes - PODICIPEDIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more New Zealand Grebe - Poliocephalus rufopectus
11
New Zealand GrebePoliocephalus rufopectus Lake Opouahi01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
Pigeons Doves - COLUMBIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
11
Rock PigeonColumba livia Muddy Creek, Clive01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
unfold_more African Collared-Dove - Streptopelia roseogrisea
11
African Collared-DoveStreptopelia roseogrisea Havelock North01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 2023Lone bird on the line in the rain, outside Birdwoods at 7:15pm, the last species for BLD 2023.0
Rails Gallinules Coots - RALLIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more Eurasian Coot - Fulica atra
11
Eurasian Coot australisFulica atra australisWhirinaki01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
unfold_more Pukeko - Porphyrio melanotus
11
PukekoPorphyrio melanotus melanotusMuddy Creek, Clive01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
Stilts Avocets - RECURVIROSTRIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more Pied Stilt - Himantopus leucocephalus
11
Pied StiltHimantopus leucocephalus Muddy Creek, Clive01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
Oystercatchers - HAEMATOPODIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more South Island Oystercatcher - Haematopus finschi
11
South Island OystercatcherHaematopus finschi Ahuriri Estuary01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
unfold_more Variable Oystercatcher - Haematopus unicolor
11
Variable OystercatcherHaematopus unicolor Ahuriri Estuary01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
Plovers Lapwings - CHARADRIIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more Pacific Golden-Plover - Pluvialis fulva
11
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva Ahuriri Estuary01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 2023[Scrapes] Three0
unfold_more Masked Lapwing (Black-shouldered) - Vanellus miles
11
Masked Lapwing (Black-shouldered)Vanellus miles novaehollandiaeMuddy Creek, Clive01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
unfold_more New Zeasland Dotterel (Northern) - Charadrius obscurus
11
New Zeasland Dotterel (Northern)Charadrius obscurus aquiloniusAhuriri Estuary01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 2023[Scrapes] At least two birds, one with more richly coloured underparts0
unfold_more Banded Dotterel - Charadrius bicinctus
11
Banded Dotterel bicinctusCharadrius bicinctus bicinctusAhuriri Estuary01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 2023[Scrapes] One0
Sandpipers Snipes - SCOLOPACIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more Bar-tailed Godwit (Siberian) - Limosa lapponica
11
Bar-tailed Godwit (Siberian) baueriLimosa lapponica baueriAhuriri Estuary01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 2023[Scrapes] 0
unfold_more Sharp-tailed Sandpiper - Calidris acuminata
11
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata Ahuriri Estuary01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 2023[Scrapes] Two birds; one appeared at times to have slightly darker breast with distinct cutoff, but this possibly an artefact of feather movement as the bird feeds? The other bird at least had much plainer underparts when straightening up (not often!) so only Sharp-tailed and not Pectoral Sandpiper recorded.0
Gulls Terns Skimmers - LARIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more Black-billed Gull - Chroicocephalus bulleri
11
Black-billed GullChroicocephalus bulleri Ahuriri Estuary01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
unfold_more Silver Gull (Red-billed) - Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae
11
Silver Gull (Red-billed)Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae scopulinusAhuriri Estuary01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
unfold_more Kelp Gull () - Larus dominicanus
11
Kelp Gull (dominicanus)Larus dominicanus dominicanusWhirinaki01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 2023No terns at Waitangi, Haumoana or Scrapes0
Boobies Gannets - SULIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more Australasian Gannet - Morus serrator
11
Australasian GannetMorus serrator Te Awanga01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 2023Actually scoping the Cape Kidnappers colony from Clifton - both sitting and overflying birds visible.0
Cormorants Shags - PHALACROCORACIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more Little Pied Cormorant - Microcarbo melanoleucos
11
Little Pied Cormorant brevirostrisMicrocarbo melanoleucos brevirostrisWhirinaki01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
unfold_more Great Cormorant (Australasian) - Phalacrocorax carbo
11
Great Cormorant (Australasian)Phalacrocorax carbo novaehollandiaeWhirinaki01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
unfold_more Little Black Cormorant - Phalacrocorax sulcirostris
11
Little Black CormorantPhalacrocorax sulcirostris Waitangi, HB01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 2023[New wetland] 0
Herons Egrets Bitterns - ARDEIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more White-faced Heron - Egretta novaehollandiae
11
White-faced Heron novaehollandiaeEgretta novaehollandiae novaehollandiaeWhirinaki01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
Ibises Spoonbills - THRESKIORNITHIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more Royal Spoonbill - Platalea regia
11
Royal SpoonbillPlatalea regia Waitangi, HB01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 2023[Railway Wetland] Also many breeding new wetland0
Hawks Eagles Kites - ACCIPITRIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more Swamp Harrier - Circus approximans
11
Swamp HarrierCircus approximans Lake Opouahi01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
Owls - STRIGIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more Morepork - Ninox novaeseelandiae
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camera_altMorepork novaeseelandiaeNinox novaeseelandiae novaeseelandiaeBoundary Stream01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 2023Came in when I squeaked for another bird alarm-calling, then seen again shortly after - photos at both positions no good due to poor light.0
Kingfishers - ALCEDINIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more Sacred Kingfisher (New Zealand) - Todiramphus sanctus
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camera_altSacred Kingfisher (New Zealand)Todiramphus sanctus vagansTutira01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 2023Photo from Te Mata Park0
Honeyeaters - MELIPHAGIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more Tui - Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae
11
Tui novaeseelandiaeProsthemadera novaeseelandiae novaeseelandiaeLake Opouahi01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 2023Many, at flax0
unfold_more New Zealand Bellbird - Anthornis melanura
11
New Zealand Bellbird melanuraAnthornis melanura melanuraBoundary Stream01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
Whiteheads - MOHOUIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more Whitehead - Mohoua albicilla
11
WhiteheadMohoua albicilla Boundary Stream01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 2023Several, responsive to squeaking0
Woodswallows Butcherbirds - ARTAMIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more Australian Magpie - Gymnorhina tibicen
11
Australian MagpieGymnorhina tibicen Tutira01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
Fantails - RHIPIDURIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more New Zealand Fantail - Rhipidura fuliginosa
11
New Zealand Fantail placabilisRhipidura fuliginosa placabilisBoundary Stream01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
Aus Robins - PETROICIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more North Island Robin - Petroica longipes
11
North Island RobinPetroica longipes Boundary Stream01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 2023Last third of trail only, then several.0
unfold_more Tomtit (New Zealand) - Petroica macrocephala
11
Tomtit (New Zealand) toitoiPetroica macrocephala toitoiBoundary Stream01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 2023One, responded to squeaking0
Larks - ALAUDIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more Eurasian Skylark - Alauda arvensis
11
Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensis Whirinaki01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
Grassbirds Songlarks - LOCUSTELLIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more New Zealand Fernbird (New Zealand) - Poodytes punctatus
11
New Zealand Fernbird (New Zealand) vealeaePoodytes punctatus vealeaeLake Opouahi01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 2023Seen in grass below flax patch; also heard further over at slipway (same bird?)0
Swallows - HIRUNDINIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more Welcome Swallow - Hirundo neoxena
11
Welcome Swallow neoxenaHirundo neoxena neoxenaLake Opouahi01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
White-eyes Yuhinas - ZOSTEROPIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more Silvereye - Zosterops lateralis
11
Silvereye lateralisZosterops lateralis lateralisWaitangi, HB01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 2023[New wetland] 0
Starlings - STURNIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more European Starling - Sturnus vulgaris
11
European StarlingSturnus vulgaris Ahuriri Estuary01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
unfold_more Common Myna - Acridotheres tristis
11
Common MynaAcridotheres tristis Whirinaki01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
Thrushes Bluebirds - TURDIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more Song Thrush - Turdus philomelos
11
Song ThrushTurdus philomelos Lake Opouahi01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
unfold_more Eurasian Blackbird - Turdus merula
11
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merula Tutira01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
Old World Sparrows - PASSERIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more House Sparrow - Passer domesticus
11
House SparrowPasser domesticus Tutira01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
Canaries Euphonias - FRINGILLIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more Common Chaffinch - Fringilla coelebs
11
Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebs Boundary Stream01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
unfold_more European Greenfinch - Chloris chloris
11
European GreenfinchChloris chloris Ahuriri Estuary01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
unfold_more European Goldfinch - Carduelis carduelis
11
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis Whirinaki01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230
Old World Buntings - EMBERIZIDAE
01-01-23
unfold_more Yellowhammer - Emberiza citrinella
11
YellowhammerEmberiza citrinella Tutira01-01-23Ian SmithBLD 20230

Photo Gallery


Morepork novaeseelandiae
Ninox novaeseelandiae novaeseelandiae

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Sacred Kingfisher (New Zealand)
Todiramphus sanctus vagans

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Trip Notes

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