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Top hotspots

Top regions sorted by number of observed species
Rank Region Species Species
1 Miranda Shorebird Centre (Hides, ponds, and general area)
124
2 Miranda--main hide/Limeworks
119
3 Foxton Beach--Manawatu estuary (general)
112
4 Tawharanui Regional Park
105
5 Kaikoura--Albatross Encounter pelagic
104
6 Tiritiri Matangi--general
101
7 Manukau Harbour--Kidd's Shellbanks (restricted access)
100
8 Stewart Island--Oban & Halfmoon Bay
99
9 Rakiura NP--Ulva Island
95
10 Fiordland NP--Milford Sound (General)
94
11 Little Waihi estuary
93
12 Waipu Wildlife Refuge
93
13 Kaikoura--Point Kean Seal Colony
92
14 Miranda--Stilt Pools
92
15 Waikanae Estuary
92
16 Kaikoura Peninsula (general)
91
17 Kapiti Island--general
88
18 Maketu Estuary
88
19 Foveaux Strait (Stewart Island Ferry)
86
20 Lake Ellesmere (Te Waihora)--Embankment Road
86
21 Mangere WTP & mudflats (general)
86
22 Mangere WTP--Puketutu Canal
86
23 Taiaroa Head--Royal Albatross Centre
85
24 Cook Strait Ferry (Open Ocean Section)
83
25 Napier--Ahuriri Estuary (general)
83
26 Shakespear Regional Park (general)
83
27 Ashley River Estuary
82
28 Hauraki Gulf Pelagic
82
29 Otago Peninsula--general area
82
30 Picton
82
31 Mangere WTP--main holding pond
81
32 Queen Charlotte Sound
81
33 Ambury Regional Park (general)
80
34 Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway
80
35 Nugget Point
80
36 Manawatu Estuary--spit
79
37 Mangere--Traffic Lights Bay
79
38 Curio Bay
78
39 Manukapua (Big Sand Island)
78
40 Cook Strait Ferry--Fitzroy Bay
77
41 South Bay, Kaikoura
77
42 Abel Tasman NP--Marahau Estuary
76
43 Aramoana Mole/Harbour Entrance
76
44 Auckland Domain
76
45 Kapiti Island Lodge
76
46 Matata Lagoons & beach
76
47 Tiritiri Matangi--Wattle Track
76
48 Abel Tasman NP--general
75
49 Ambury Regional Park--Viewing Hide shellbank
75
50 Bluff
75
51 Mangawhai Sandspit
75
52 Muriwai Gannet Colony
75
53 Sandspit
75
54 The Snares--Station Cove/Ho Ho Bay
75
55 Ashley Estuary south end
74
56 Lake Ellesmere(Te Waihora)--Wolfe's Road Bay
74
57 Mount Maunganui--Mauao (The Mount)
74
58 Stewart Island NP -- Mason Bay
74
59 Tiritiri Matangi--Ridge Track
74
60 Waipu Cove
74
61 Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary (General)
74
62 Aroha Island
73
63 Bluff--Stirling Point Sea Watch
73
64 Kaiaua
73
65 Katiki Point
73
66 Motueka Sandspit
73
67 Okarito (township area)
73
68 Lake Ellesmere (Te Waihora) -- Jarvis Road
72
69 Mana Island
72
70 Miranda--west paddocks
72
71 Ohiwa Spit Reserve
72
72 Ohiwa--General (Estuary/village/beach)
72
73 Wainono Lagoon
72
74 Wenderholm Regional Park
72
75 Blumine Island
71
76 Gulf Harbour to Tiritiri Matangi ferry
71
77 Hauraki Rail Trail--East Piako flood plains
71
78 Miranda--Ray's Rest/Taramaire Creek mouth
71
79 Paihia and Waitangi Estuary
71
80 Little Barrier Island (Hauturu) -- Te Maraeroa Spit and Rangers House
70
81 Napier--Westshore Lagoon
70
82 Otago Peninsula--Penguin beach
70
83 Stewart Island--Titi Islands Pelagic (general)
70
84 Blenheim--Wairau Lagoon Walkway
69
85 Te Anau
69
86 Tiritiri Matangi--Kawerau Track
69
87 Washdyke Lagoon, South Canterbury
69
88 Akaroa--Town and foreshore (land-based sightings around town, promenade and wharves)
68
89 Ambury Regional Park--Radio Mast Peninsula
68
90 Ambury Regional Park--Shell Island
68
91 Ashley-Saltwater Creek Estuary
68
92 Ashley/Saltwater Crk Est/Raupo Berm
68
93 Lake Horowhenua
68
94 Milford Sound--by boat
68
95 Potts Lane Coastal Wetlands
68
96 Seabird Coast (Miranda to Kaiaua)
68
97 Tiritiri Matangi--Lighthouse and grounds
68
98 Waitangi National Reserve/Treaty House Grounds
68
99 Awarua Bay--Eastern end
67
100 Christchurch--Travis Wetland/Ōruapaeroa
67

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Observer Date Species
Philip Crutchley 8 May 2021 1
Cleland Wallace 8 May 2021 2
Cleland Wallace 8 May 2021 2

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Top eBirders

Top eBirders sorted by number of observed species
Rank eBirder Total
1 Colin Miskelly
279
2 Lisle Gwynn
275
3 David Lawrie
256
4 Dave Howes
251
5 Paul Scofield
249
6 Fraser Gurney
242
7 Ross Silcock
237
8 Harry Boorman
227
9 Oscar Thomas
225
9 Tim Barnard
225

Top states or provinces

Species
Explore regions with the most birds species or checklists within this area.
Rank Region Total
1 Canterbury
230
2 Auckland
222
3 Southland
221
4 Northland
213
5 Waikato
202
6 Wellington
200
7 Otago
191
8 Bay of Plenty
175
9 Manawatu-Wanganui
174
10 Marlborough
168