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..

Winter fare reductions

Date posted: 08-Jun-2014

Don't forget that Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi are offered a special winter fare rate,..

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..

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