Distribution and conservation of shorebirds in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, 1984-2003 DOC Publication
- Keith et al
- Journal / Source
- Department of Conservation
- Shorebirds (Order Charadriiformes) have been counted at high tide roosts on harbours, estuaries and beaches in the Bay of Plenty since 1970. Twice yearly (summer and winter) counts started in Winter 1984 and continue today. Data from 24 study sites (between Waihi Beach and East Cape) within the Bay of Plenty Region are presented according to the distribution of each species and changes in abundance between seasons and over the duration of the study (winter 1984 to summer 2003). In addition, 64 roosting sites were identified in the Region.
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