Story: Wading birds

Wader feeding sites in New Zealand

Wader feeding sites in New Zealand

New Zealand has a large number of harbours, estuaries and coastal mud flats that provide rich feeding grounds. In summer, tens of thousands of international migratory waders use these sites, which in winter are also home to a similar number of New Zealand breeding waders.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Wading birds - New Zealand’s wading birds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/9148/wader-feeding-sites-in-new-zealand (accessed 25 September 2020)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015