AGM 2019

Date posted: 09-Sep-2019

Our Annual General Meeting will be held at 7:30 pm on Monday 23rd September at t..

More plaudits for Tiritiri Matangi

Date posted: 15-Jul-2019

Recognition of the wonderful experience visitors have when visiting the Island h..

Results of the 2019 Photo Competition

Date posted: 15-Jul-2019

The results of this year's competition have now been decided. Click here (/2019-photo-co..

Lighthouse Open Day

Date posted: 30-Apr-2019

Our historic lighthouse, signal station and diaphonic foghorn will all be on dis..

We need a new Treasurer

Date posted: 08-Apr-2019

The Supporters need a new treasurer to take over in September when Kevin Vaughan..

2019 Concert

Date posted: 05-Feb-2019

OrigiNZ, the tartan taonga are returning for the 2019 concert. Click..

Tiri's three unique foghorns

Date posted: 01-Feb-2019

Our next social event will take place on Monday 18th March when Carl Hayson and ..

Young Conservation Superstars win awards!

Date posted: 27-Jan-2019

Gabriel Barbosa and teacher Kate Asher, a team leader who co..

Entries for the 2019 photo competition

Date posted: 19-Jan-2019

We are now taking entries for the 2019 photographic competition. You can enter u..

Hihi volunteer needed

Date posted: 18-Oct-2018

Would you like to volunteer with the Island's hihi team and learn from them how ..

Other Native Birds

This page lists birds that are not endemic (i.e. not unique to New Zealand), but which are 'native' in the sense that they arrived in the country under their own steam or by other natural means (e.g. assisted by high winds). 

Click on the Common Name of any of the birds below to see more detail about the bird.

Photography by John Stewart ©


Common Name

Māori Name

Scientific Name

 Australasian harrier kahu  Circus approximans 

Shining cuckoo

pīpīwharauroa

Chrysococcyx lucidus

Kingfisher

kōtare

Todiramphus sanctus

Morepork

ruru

Ninox novaeseelandiae

Pipit

pīhoihoi

Anthus novaeseelandiae

Pukeko

pūkeko  

Porphyrio melanotus

Silvereye

tauhou

Zosterops lateralis

Spotless crake

puweto

Porzana tabuensis plumbea

Welcome swallow

warou

Hirundo tahitica neoxena