Tales of Tiritiri

Date posted: 25-Jun-2014

Your 'tales of Tiritiri' are now on the website! As part of our 25th Anniversary..

More Specialist Guided Walks

Date posted: 17-Jun-2014

If your interest is in ornithology or photography please join us on Tiritiri Matangi Isl..

2014 Photo Competition

Date posted: 07-Jun-2014

The results are out! Many thanks to our judge Bruce Shanks for doing such a wonderful jo..

Dawn Chorus Trips

Date posted: 29-May-2014

Are you an early riser? Even if not, it is surely worth making an exception to hear..

25th Annniversary celebrations

Date posted: 04-Dec-2013

The Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi (SoTM) turned 25 in October 2013! We are planning lot..

Ecology Journal marks 25 years of Tiritiri

Date posted: 25-Nov-2013

The latest issue of the New Zealand Journal of Ecology is dedicated entirely to Tiritiri..

New recipe book

Date posted: 22-Oct-2013

Our new recipe book, Gourmet on Tiritiri Matangi Island - Second helpings, has just..

New bequests initiative

Date posted: 09-Sep-2013

Watch out for coverage in the national media this week for a new campaign by 'Include a Charity ..

New 2014 Calendar now available

Date posted: 03-Sep-2013

Our stunning new calendar is now available. For just $15 you'll have a wonderful selection of ph..

2013 Photo Competition

Date posted: 27-Jan-2013

It is that time of year again, when we are looking for entries to our photographic c..

Endemic Birds

Twelve species of endemic birds have been translocated to Tiritiri Matangi.  These are marked with an asterisk (*) in the list below. The others have arrived through their own efforts.

Click on the common name of any of the birds below to see individual details.

Photography by Kathryn Jones © (Saddleback)








Common Name

Māori Name

Scientific Name

Little spotted kiwi *

kiwi pukupuku

Apteryx owenii

 Bellbird korimako   Anthornis melanura
 Brown teal * pāteke  Anas chlorotis 
 Grey warbler  riroriro  Gerygone igata

Takahe *

takahē 

Porphyrio hochstetteri

Red-crowned parakeet *

kākāriki

Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae

Whitehead *

popokatea

Mohoua albicilla

North Island robin *

toutouwai

Petroica longipes

Stitchbird *

hihi

Notiomystis cincta

North Island kokako *

kōkako  

Callaeas wilsoni

North Island saddleback *

tīeke

Philesturnus rufusater

 Cuckoo, long tailed  koekoeā
Eudynamys taitensis

Fernbird *

mātātā

Bowdleria punctata vealeae

 Kaka  kākā
 Nestor meridionalis

North Island tomtit *

miromiro

Petroica macrocephala

Rifleman *

titipounamu

Acanthisitta chloris

 New Zealand pigeon kererū  Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae  
 Paradise shelduck pūtangitangi   Tadorna variegata
 Tui  tūī
Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae