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Habitat requirements of wetland birds in the lower Waitaki River catchment, New Zealand

Habitat requirements of wetland birds in the lower Waitaki River catchment, New Zealand

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Published by New Zealand Wildlife Service, Dept. of Internal Affairs in Wellington, N.Z .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New Zealand,
  • Waitaki River Watershed.
    • Subjects:
    • Water birds -- Habitat -- New Zealand -- Waitaki River Watershed.,
    • Birds -- Habitat -- New Zealand -- Waitaki River Watershed.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementC.J.R. Robertson ... [et al.].
      SeriesOccasional publication,, no. 6, Occasional publication (New Zealand. Wild Lifes Service) ;, no. 6.
      ContributionsRobertson, C. J. R. 1941-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQL693.5 .H33 1984
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv. <2-3 > :
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2610381M
      LC Control Number85172771

      status of New Zealand freshwater fish, New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research ; (koura) Hitchmough R, Bull L, Cromarty P New Zealand Threat Classification System Lists Department of Conservation, Wellington, New Zealand. New Zealand Birds Online is the best place to start if you need help identifying a bird. This searchable encyclopaedia of New Zealand birds includes detailed information on all of New Zealand's living, extinct, fossil, vagrant and introduced birds. The database is searchable by name, conservation status, and geographical distribution. It. Turning paddocks into wetland habitat. We’re working with landowners the Denizes to fence and plant around 13 hectares of wetland and waterways at Waitekuri near .   The week-long meeting, held at Landcare Research in Lincoln, aims to conserve New Zealand plant species. Attendees included the Department of Conservation, Auckland Museum and botanists from the University of Canterbury. NIWA provided expertise on aquatic and wetland plants.


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Habitat requirements of wetland birds in the lower Waitaki River catchment, New Zealand Download PDF EPUB FB2

New Zealand's only endemic gull is the most threatened gull species in the world, and it's rapidly declining. Black stilt/kakī Kakī, or black stilt, is a native wading bird only found in New Zealand. S.P. Habitat requirements of wetland birds in the lower Waitaki River catchment, New Zealand.

NZ Wildlife Service Occasional Publication No. Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington. TUNNICLIFFE, G.A. The avifauna of the Lake Ellesmere area. Mauri Ora 1. Habitat requirements of wetland birds in the lower Waitaki River.

Habitat requirements of wetland birds in the Lake Wairarapa wetlands. Habitat requirements of wetland birds in the. Wetland birds on 11 rivers of the Upper Waitaki Basin, South Island, New Zealand were surveyed annually between - Diversity, minimum abundance and density of birds were compared.

Bird density and diversity in braided river beds in the Upper Waitaki: Basin, South Island, New Zealand R. MALONFI, A. REBERGEN, R. NILSSON, and N. WELLS' Department of Conservation, Private Bag, Twizel, New Zealand ABSTRACT Wetland birds on 11 rivers of the Upper Waitaki Basin, South Island, New Zealand.

The importance of wetlands in the catchment. Only a fraction of New Zealand’s wetlands are left and these are often fragmented.

We want to do our bit to reverse wetland loss in our local Whangapoua Harbour area. Wetlands are habitat for birds to live, feed and breed. About 30% of New Zealand’s birds are wetland species – but many are under threat because of their dwindling habitat. Wetland birds include the whio (blue duck), adapted to wild mountain streams; the shy New Zealand dabchick, which builds a floating nest and swims with its chicks on its back; and the red-billed pūkeko, a New Zealand book sight in swampy areas.

river and Southern tributaries of the Waitaki River (Awakino, Kurow, Otaike and Otekaieke) in preparation for the review of the Waitaki Catchment Water Allocation Regional Plan, scheduled for notification in • Continued focus on improving the water quality and habitat of the regionally significant Wainono Lagoon, through the Te Mana.

These are some of the New Zealand water birds I saw in New Zealand inor as part of the Alma College New Zealand Experience, which I flunked three times. By my definition, water birds are birds that hang out by or in the water most of the time. I have divided the water birds up into three not-so-scientific categories: veggivores, eat-everything-avores and fishivores.

Below are. The Aviemore Dam was constructed between Waitaki and Benmore incompleting a series of three dams and hydro lakes on the lower river.

Development of the upper catchment occurred be­tween andwhen water from lakes Tekapo, Pukaki and Ohau was diverted through a 57 km network of canals to a series of four low-head dams.

The Upper Waitaki Zone (UWZ), which includes the Mackenzie Basin, is a large intermontane basin running between the Southern Alps and the Waimate foothills that forms the headwaters of the Waitaki River catchment.

The catchment cov km and. Habitat requirements of wetland birds in New Zealand book lower Waitaki River catchment, New Zealand. Occasional Publication 6. Wellington, New Zealand Wildlife Service, Depart-ment of Internal Affairs.

Atlas of bird distribution in New Zealand In the Waitaki River Catchment, there are large areas of open water and braided riverbed that form important habitat to a variety of native birds. For example, Fig.

2 shows that the braided riverbeds and deltas of the upper Waitaki catchment are primary breeding habitat for one of New Zealand's rarest birds, the black stilt (Himantopus.

Catchment habitats were mapped and their attributes recorded in one of the largest coordinated, integrated resource assessments of a catchment undertaken in New Zealand. Covering an area of square kilometers, the Waitaki Basin contains the highest mountain in the south pacific, Mauka Aoraki (Mt Cook), substantial glaciers and one of its.

In New Zealand they support the greatest concentration of wildlife out of any other habitat. Threats to wetlands. Human activity provides most threats to New Zealand's remaining wetlands. Threats include: sand and gravel extraction causes changes in water levels, damages existing vegetation and provides access for weeds; reclamation of lake and.

Birds that live in wetlands. Floodplain wetlands make up most of NSW’s wetland area and provide important habitat for waterbirds. Many species depend on them for breeding. Some sites regularly support more t waterbirds. This figure rises to more thanduring large floods. A Directory of Wetlands in New Zealand - 30 - WAIKATO CONSERVANCY Lower Waikato River and Estuary (10) Location: Rangiriri, 37°26'S, °08'E; centre of delta, 37°21'S, °46'E.

The Lower Waikato River is approximately 34 km southwest of the city of Auckland at Port Waikato and 72 km south of the city of Auckland at Rangiriri, North Island.

The Waitaki River is popular for trout and salmon angling and was ranked as the 6 th most fished river in New Zealand in the National Angling Survey. The fishery as we know it today was established in the ’s by the construction of the Waitaki Dam which separated the lower 65km of river from the greater Waitaki Catchment.

The Upper Waitaki is one of the migration routes to the West Coast and has been known as the kite kai (food basket) of the Central South Island Important Bird Areas on the Waitaki River: 7-page PDF file that includes maps, habitat types, and threats relevant to this river.

This document was extracted from Forest & Bird’s page 20Mb file. (iwi authority) in the South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand has been altered and degraded by resource use and development.

The focus area is the North Otago region and the Waitaki district in particular. To Ngāi Tahu, the Waitaki River is sourced from a stream known as Ngā Roimata o Aoraki (the "Tears of Aoraki") that feeds into Lake Pūkaki. The Waikato River and its catchment area is a place of life – a wide biodiversity of plants and animals.

The river, the surrounding land and the connected tributaries, wetlands and lakes and the animals and plants in them are inextricably linked. Pressures on the environment affect the species that interact with it. Black-billed gulls We have assessed bird communities from all key habitat types within New Zealand including wetlands, braided riverbeds, forests, scrub, coastal areas, lowland and alpine grasslands, and seabird communities on offshore islands.

Wildlands has also developed guidelines for the rapid assessment of bird populations (and other fauna. Small wetlands are critical for safeguarding rare and threatened plant species. Applied Vegetation Science Johnson P and P Gerbeaux,Wetland types in New Zealand, Department of Conservation.

Brake L and Peart R, Treasuring Our Biodiversity: An EDS Guide to the Protection of New Zealand’s Indigenous Habitats and Species. Shooting and hunting summary Topic Shooting and hunting summary Information summary The riverbed and riparian area of the Lower Waitaki provides good opportunities for hunting a variety of waterfowl.

Easy public access is one of the reasons for its popularity. Shooting activity is dictated by the preferred habitat and migration patterns of each bird species within the. Lower Waitaki River Management Strategy March 1 Introduction In Junea meeting at Glenavy attended by over people, resolved that a Management Strategy was needed for the Lower Waitaki River, from the Waitaki Dam to the sea.

Wetland birds The bigger and more diverse your wetland and those in your area, the more diverse your birdlife will be. The table on the following page shows the kinds of habitat wetland birds need. 22% Total NZ land area 2% Native wetland birds Wetland area in New Zealand Wetlands now cover less than 2% of New Zealand’s land area, but.

O’Donnell et al.: Mammalian predators and wetland birds 21 Table 1. Indigenous bird species (n = 30) that characteristically feed, breed, or shelter in freshwater palustrine, riverine and lacustrine wetlands in New Zealand (based on Heather & Robertson (), O’Donnell (), and Williams ()).

Estuarine mudflats are vital habitat for thousands of migratory and resident wader birds. Geothermal wetlands The classic geothermal wetland plant is the fern Cyclosorus, which typically grows in tropical areas but survives in the warm, steamy environment of New Zealand’s geothermal wetlands.

New Zealand’s high rainfall encourages wet soils, and because of its varied landforms there are many types of wetland. The nature of the wetland depends on factors such as substrate (the surface on which it lies, such as silt or peat), the degree of wetness, and the fertility (or nutrient status) of the soil or water.

Many birds move between lakes and wetlands as food and nesting requirements change with seasonal variations in water levels. The large lakes are especially important as a refuge for moulting birds that are growing new flight feathers.

Native fish found in the lakes include common smelt, grey mullet, whitebait and longfinned and shortfinned eel. schemes on water birds throughout New Zealand, including on the Waiau River in Southland, and the Rakaia, Shotover, Waitaki, and Wairau Rivers.

I have also designed and led trials on predator control and habitat enhancement on the Waitaki River and rivers of the upper Waitaki Catchment. The Lower Waitaki South Coastal Canterbury water zone features a network of spring-fed streams, coastal lagoons, complex groundwater flows, and includes part of the large alpine Waitaki River.

The vision for the zone is to restore the health and mauri of Wainono lagoon while realising the gains from consented irrigation. • Wetlands support a high number of New Zealand’s threatened plants and animals – some of these species live only in wetlands. Wetlands provide a major habitat for at least eight species of native freshwater fish as well as invertebrates, frogs and birds.

They are the main habitat for about 20 per cent of New Zealand’s native bird species. Wetlands support the greatest concentrations of bird life of any habitat in New Zealand and are also important habitat for many species of native invertebrates and fish.

Wetland plants and algae. Wetland plants, Department of Conservation What to plant in wetlands, Greater Wellington Regional Council Algae, Department of Conservation.

wetland is home to four threatened wetland bird species; banded rail, North Island fernbird, spotless crake and Australasian bittern. Godwits, white faced heron, pied stilts, oystercatchers, Caspian terns, pūkeko and New Zealand dotterel have all been recorded in the area.

The freshwater wetland is one of the best quality on. Data on more than 21 fish have been collected from over locations throughout New comparing fish presence with the physical characteristics of the locations, we have graphed 'habitat suitability curves'.Understanding the habitat requirements of each species can inform decisions about water management.

The Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds provides the most comprehensive information on all aspects of the distribution, identification and ecology of Australian birds, in one publication series. Relevant volumes for other waterbirds are: Marchant, S & Higgins, PJ Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds.

Riverine wetlands occur along the edges of rivers and streams, in sloughs and backwaters, and in abandoned bends and oxbows. Estuarine wetlands occur at the interface of marine waters with freshwaters, usually at river mouths, and have plant species adapted to periodic immersion by both freshwater and saltwater.

Habitat assessment. Assessments of the stream and riparian environment are undertaken including stream classification (permanent, intermittent, or ephemeral), water quality, channel morphology, and availability of spawning habitat.

Riparian vegetation is assessed and described. Electric fishing, Massey North Freshwater fish. Like most New Zealand birds the Bellbirds breed in spring and summer, building a loose nest of twigs and grasses, lined with feathers and grasses.

Their nests are mainly found in a tree fork under dense cover. Unusually for NZ birds the nests are close to the ground and can be found from ground level to only mm above the ground. Wetlands support the greatest concentrations of bird life of any habitat in New Zealand and support far more species that a comparable forest ory species depend on chain of suitable wetlands.

The survival of threatended species such as Brown teal, fernbird, marsh crake and white heron relies on New Zealand's remnent wetlands. By:Caylin.and Waitaki River). The large braided riverbeds and surrounding areas in inland regions of the central South Island.

4 Sagar, P.M.; Shankar, U.; Brown. S. (). Distribution and numbers of waders in New Zealand, Notornis 5 Southey, I. (). Numbers of waders in New Zealand DOC Research & Development.Get this from a library!

Lake, river and wetland birds of New Zealand. [Elaine Power] -- Concise, practical guidebook to the various water birds that inhabit New Zealand's waterways.