This table shows the estimated annual numbers of wader, tern and skua species that breed elsewhere, then migrate to New Zealand each year. Those present in small numbers are generally found in larger numbers in Australia.
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Sources: New Zealand Birds Online; Barrie D. Heather and Hugh A. Robertson, The field guide to the birds of New Zealand. Rev. ed. Auckland: Viking, 2000; and P. M. Sagar and others, ‘Distribution and numbers of waders in New Zealand, 1983–1994.’ Special issue. Notornis 46, part 1 (1999): 1–43