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Harbour List

To date, 330 species of bird have been recorded in Christchurch Harbour.

Brent Goose (Brant Goose)Branta bernicla
Red-breasted GooseBranta ruficollis
Canada GooseBranta canadensis
Barnacle GooseBranta leucopsis
Greylag GooseAnser anser
Pink-footed GooseAnser brachyrhynchus
White-fronted Goose (Greater White-fronted Goose)Anser albifrons
Mute SwanCygnus olor
Bewick's Swan (Tundra Swan)Cygnus columbianus
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnus
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiaca
Shelduck (Common Shelduck)Tadorna tadorna
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferruginea
Mandarin DuckAix galericulata
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
Shoveler (Northern Shoveler)Spatula clypeata
GadwallMareca strepera
Wigeon (Eurasian Wigeon)Mareca penelope
American WigeonMareca americana
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Pintail (Northern Pintail)Anas acuta
Teal (Eurasian Teal)Anas crecca
Green-winged TealAnas carolinensis
Red-crested PochardNetta rufina
Pochard (Common Pochard)Aythya ferina
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyroca
Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Scaup (Greater Scaup)Aythya marila
Eider (Common Eider)Somateria mollissima
Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
Velvet ScoterMelanitta fusca
Common ScoterMelanitta nigra
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
Goldeneye (Common Goldeneye)Bucephala clangula
SmewMergellus albellus
Goosander (Common Merganser)Mergus merganser
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
Grey PartridgePerdix perdix
Golden PheasantChrysolophus pictus
Pheasant (Common Pheasant)Phasianus colchicus
Quail (Common Quail)Coturnix coturnix
Red-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufa
Nightjar (European Nightjar)Caprimulgus europaeus
Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melba
Swift (Common Swift)Apus apus
Pallid SwiftApus pallidus
Little SwiftApus affinis
Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandarius
Cuckoo (Common Cuckoo)Cuculus canorus
Stock DoveColumba oenas
Woodpigeon (Common Wood Pigeon)Columba palumbus
Turtle Dove (European Turtle Dove)Streptopelia turtur
Collared Dove (Eurasian Collared Dove)Streptopelia decaocto
Water RailRallus aquaticus
Corncrake (Corn Crake)Crex crex
Spotted CrakePorzana porzana
Moorhen (Common Moorhen)Gallinula chloropus
Coot (Eurasian Coot)Fulica atra
Little CrakeZapornia parva
Crane (Common Crane)Grus grus
Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Slavonian Grebe (Horned Grebe)Podiceps auritus
Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollis
Stone-curlew (Eurasian Stone-curlew)Burhinus oedicnemus
Oystercatcher (Eurasian Oystercatcher)Haematopus ostralegus
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Avocet (Pied Avocet)Recurvirostra avosetta
Lapwing (Northern Lapwing)Vanellus vanellus
Golden Plover (European Golden Plover)Pluvialis apricaria
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva
American Golden PloverPluvialis dominica
Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Ringed Plover (Common Ringed Plover)Charadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Dotterel (Eurasian Dotterel)Charadrius morinellus
Whimbrel (Eurasian Whimbrel)Numenius phaeopus
Curlew (Eurasian Curlew)Numenius arquata
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa
Turnstone (Ruddy Turnstone)Arenaria interpres
Knot (Red Knot)Calidris canutus
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Purple SandpiperCalidris maritima
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
Little StintCalidris minuta
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollis
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Dowitcher sp.Limnodromus sp.
Woodcock (Eurasian Woodcock)Scolopax rusticola
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimus
Snipe (Common Snipe)Gallinago gallinago
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Grey Phalarope (Red Phalarope)Phalaropus fulicarius
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Redshank (Common Redshank)Tringa totanus
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Greenshank (Common Greenshank)Tringa nebularia
Kittiwake (Black-legged Kittiwake)Rissa tridactyla
Sabine's GullXema sabini
Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutus
Ross's GullRhodostethia rosea
Mediterranean GullIchthyaetus melanocephalus
Common GullLarus canus
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreus
Iceland GullLarus glaucoides
Herring Gull (European Herring Gull)Larus argentatus
Caspian GullLarus cachinnans
Yellow-legged GullLarus michahellis
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Elegant TernThalasseus elegans
Little TernSternula albifrons
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
White-winged Black Tern (White-winged Tern)Chlidonias leucopterus
Black TernChlidonias niger
Great SkuaStercorarius skua
Pomarine Skua (Pomarine Jaeger)Stercorarius pomarinus
Arctic Skua (Parasitic Jaeger)Stercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed Skua (Long-tailed Jaeger)Stercorarius longicaudus
Little AukAlle alle
Guillemot (Common Murre)Uria aalge
RazorbillAlca torda
Black GuillemotCepphus grylle
Puffin (Atlantic Puffin)Fratercula arctica
Red-throated Diver (Red-throated Loon)Gavia stellata
Black-throated Diver (Black-throated Loon)Gavia arctica
Great Northern Diver (Common Loon)Gavia immer
Storm Petrel (European Storm Petrel)Hydrobates pelagicus
Leach's Petrel (Leach's Storm Petrel)Hydrobates leucorhous
Fulmar (Northern Fulmar)Fulmarus glacialis
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris borealis
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna grisea
Great ShearwaterArdenna gravis
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinus
Balearic ShearwaterPuffinus mauretanicus
Barolo ShearwaterPuffinus baroli
White StorkCiconia ciconia
Gannet (Northern Gannet)Morus bassanus
Cormorant (Great Cormorant)Phalacrocorax carbo
Shag (European Shag)Gulosus aristotelis
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
Spoonbill (Eurasian Spoonbill)Platalea leucorodia
Bittern (Eurasian Bittern)Botaurus stellaris
Night Heron (Black-crowned Night Heron)Nycticorax nycticorax
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Cattle Egret (Western Cattle Egret)Bubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great White Egret (Great Egret)Ardea alba
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Osprey (Western Osprey)Pandion haliaetus
Honey-buzzard (European Honey Buzzard)Pernis apivorus
Short-toed Eagle (Short-toed Snake Eagle)Circaetus gallicus
Sparrowhawk (Eurasian Sparrowhawk)Accipiter nisus
Goshawk (Northern Goshawk)Accipiter gentilis
Marsh Harrier (Western Marsh Harrier)Circus aeruginosus
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
Red KiteMilvus milvus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Rough-legged BuzzardButeo lagopus
Buzzard (Common Buzzard)Buteo buteo
Barn Owl (Western Barn Owl)Tyto alba
Little OwlAthene noctua
Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Tawny OwlStrix aluco
Hoopoe (Eurasian Hoopoe)Upupa epops
Kingfisher (Common Kingfisher)Alcedo atthis
Bee-eater (European Bee-eater)Merops apiaster
Wryneck (Eurasian Wryneck)Jynx torquilla
Lesser Spotted WoodpeckerDryobates minor
Great Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major
Green Woodpecker (European Green Woodpecker)Picus viridis
Kestrel (Common Kestrel)Falco tinnunculus
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinus
MerlinFalco columbarius
Hobby (Eurasian Hobby)Falco subbuteo
Peregrine (Peregrine Falcon)Falco peregrinus
Ring-necked Parakeet (Rose-ringed Parakeet)Psittacula krameri
Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Isabelline ShrikeLanius isabellinus
Great Grey ShrikeLanius excubitor
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senator
Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Golden Oriole (Eurasian Golden Oriole)Oriolus oriolus
Jay (Eurasian Jay)Garrulus glandarius
Magpie (Eurasian Magpie)Pica pica
Jackdaw (Western Jackdaw)Coloeus monedula
RookCorvus frugilegus
Carrion CrowCorvus corone
Hooded CrowCorvus cornix
Raven (Northern Raven)Corvus corax
Waxwing (Bohemian Waxwing)Bombycilla garrulus
Coal TitPeriparus ater
Marsh TitPoecile palustris
Willow TitPoecile montanus
Blue Tit (Eurasian Blue Tit)Cyanistes caeruleus
Great TitParus major
Penduline Tit (Eurasian Penduline Tit)Remiz pendulinus
Bearded Tit (Bearded Reedling)Panurus biarmicus
WoodlarkLullula arborea
Skylark (Eurasian Skylark)Alauda arvensis
Shore Lark (Horned Lark)Eremophila alpestris
Short-toed Lark (Greater Short-toed Lark)Calandrella brachydactyla
Sand MartinRiparia riparia
Swallow (Barn Swallow)Hirundo rustica
House Martin (Common House Martin)Delichon urbicum
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Cetti's WarblerCettia cetti
Long-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus
Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrix
Western Bonelli's WarblerPhylloscopus bonelli
Yellow-browed WarblerPhylloscopus inornatus
Pallas's Warbler (Pallas's Leaf Warbler)Phylloscopus proregulus
Radde's WarblerPhylloscopus schwarzi
Dusky WarblerPhylloscopus fuscatus
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Chiffchaff (Common Chiffchaff)Phylloscopus collybita
Greenish WarblerPhylloscopus trochiloides
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus
Aquatic WarblerAcrocephalus paludicola
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Reed Warbler (Eurasian Reed Warbler)Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris
Melodious WarblerHippolais polyglotta
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina
Savi's WarblerLocustella luscinioides
Grasshopper Warbler (Common Grasshopper Warbler)Locustella naevia
Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Blackcap (Eurasian Blackcap)Sylvia atricapilla
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
Barred WarblerCurruca nisoria
Lesser WhitethroatCurruca curruca
Western Subalpine WarblerCurruca iberiae
Whitethroat (Common Whitethroat)Curruca communis
Dartford WarblerCurruca undata
Firecrest (Common Firecrest)Regulus ignicapilla
GoldcrestRegulus regulus
Wren (Eurasian Wren)Troglodytes troglodytes
Nuthatch (Eurasian Nuthatch)Sitta europaea
Treecreeper (Eurasian Treecreeper)Certhia familiaris
Rose-coloured Starling (Rosy Starling)Pastor roseus
Starling (Common Starling)Sturnus vulgaris
Song ThrushTurdus philomelos
Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorus
RedwingTurdus iliacus
Blackbird (Common Blackbird)Turdus merula
FieldfareTurdus pilaris
Ring OuzelTurdus torquatus
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Robin (European Robin)Erithacus rubecula
BluethroatLuscinia svecica
Nightingale (Common Nightingale)Luscinia megarhynchos
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parva
Pied Flycatcher (European Pied Flycatcher)Ficedula hypoleuca
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
Redstart (Common Redstart)Phoenicurus phoenicurus
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
Stonechat (European Stonechat)Saxicola rubicola
Siberian StonechatSaxicola maurus
Wheatear (Northern Wheatear)Oenanthe oenanthe
Tree Sparrow (Eurasian Tree Sparrow)Passer montanus
House SparrowPasser domesticus
DunnockPrunella modularis
Yellow Wagtail (Western Yellow Wagtail)Motacilla flava
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreola
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea
Pied Wagtail (White Wagtail)Motacilla alba
Richard's PipitAnthus richardi
Tawny PipitAnthus campestris
Meadow PipitAnthus pratensis
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Water PipitAnthus spinoletta
Rock Pipit (European Rock Pipit)Anthus petrosus
Chaffinch (Common Chaffinch)Fringilla coelebs
BramblingFringilla montifringilla
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustes
Bullfinch (Eurasian Bullfinch)Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Common RosefinchCarpodacus erythrinus
Greenfinch (European Greenfinch)Chloris chloris
TwiteLinaria flavirostris
Linnet (Common Linnet)Linaria cannabina
Mealy Redpoll (Common Redpoll)Acanthis flammea
Lesser RedpollAcanthis cabaret
Crossbill (Red Crossbill)Loxia curvirostra
Goldfinch (European Goldfinch)Carduelis carduelis
Serin (European Serin)Serinus serinus
Siskin (Eurasian Siskin)Spinus spinus
Lapland Bunting (Lapland Longspur)Calcarius lapponicus
Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis
Corn BuntingEmberiza calandra
YellowhammerEmberiza citrinella
Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulana
Cirl BuntingEmberiza cirlus
Little BuntingEmberiza pusilla
Rustic BuntingEmberiza rustica
Reed Bunting (Common Reed Bunting)Emberiza schoeniclus
BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
Northern ParulaSetophaga americana

Publications

We have a number of publications available including the current edition of Birds of Christchurch Harbour

Also, back issues from previous years and other goodies.

Publications

We have a number of publications available including the current edition of Birds of Christchurch Harbour

Also, back issues from previous years and other goodies.