Pacific Golden Plovers are the fourth most common Arctic migrants to visit New Zealand for our summer. But their numbers are falling fast. In the first 10 years of census counts, in 1960-69, an average of just over 46 a
Goldie is our Pacific Golden Plover,the Kuriri, the fourth most common of the Arctic migrants that visit us each summer, and probably the most beautiful. But Goldie has a problem. The number of Pacific Golden Plovers arriving in New Zealand
There was bad news – but possibly also a silver lining – from Australasian Bittern researcher Emma Williams when she addressed the mid-winter potluck dinner: bitterns, she told members, were about to be upgraded from ‘nationally endangered’ to ‘nationally critical’.
The Red-necked Stint is often overlooked because it is our smallest Arctic migrant about the size of a sparrow. But, as Rachel Hufton reports, it is well worth looking for. Amid the magnificent flocks of Bar-tailed Godwits, Red Knots and