2016 Photo competetion winners

Date posted: 04-Jun-2016

This year's winning photographs have been decided. Click here (/photocomp2016) to see the wonder..

Great new ferry fares for Supporters

Date posted: 04-Jun-2016

Thanks to our ferry company, 360 Discovery (https://www.fullers.co.nz/destinations/tiritiri-mata..

More plaudits for Tiritiri Matangi

Date posted: 04-Jun-2016

Recognition of the wonderful experience visitors have when visiting the Island has been recognis..

Reports for 2015-2016

Date posted: 04-Jun-2016

Reports for the 2015-16 breeding season for kokako and hihi have been added to the website. ..

Guided walks for Photographers

Date posted: 07-Apr-2016

If your interest is in wildlife photography please join us on Tiritiri Matangi Islan..

Nukes Aloud on Tiritiri Matangi

Date posted: 07-Feb-2016

Our 2016 musical event will take place on the 5th March. This year we are hosting the Nukes, a d..

New video from DOC

Date posted: 06-Feb-2016

Staff at the Department of Conservation have produced a stunning new video of the Island to temp..

New Help Page

Date posted: 24-Nov-2015

We have a new help page on our website where we will occasionally post requests for assistance. ..

New chairperson for the Supporters

Date posted: 24-Sep-2015

At our Annual General Meeting, held on Monday 21st September, a new chairperson and committee we..

New edition of field guide published

Date posted: 07-May-2015

Anyone interested in New Zealand birds will be delighted to hear the latest edition of H..

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