Habitat requirements of wetland birds in the lower Waitaki River catchment, New Zealand
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Published by New Zealand Wildlife Service, Dept. of Internal Affairs in Wellington, N.Z .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • New Zealand,
  • Waitaki River Watershed.

Subjects:

  • Water birds -- Habitat -- New Zealand -- Waitaki River Watershed.,
  • Birds -- Habitat -- New Zealand -- Waitaki River Watershed.

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Edition Notes

StatementC.J.R. Robertson ... [et al.].
SeriesOccasional publication,, no. 6, Occasional publication (New Zealand. Wild Lifes Service) ;, no. 6.
ContributionsRobertson, C. J. R. 1941-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQL693.5 .H33 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationv. <2-3 > :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2610381M
LC Control Number85172771

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Habitat requirements of wetland birds in the lower Waitaki River. Habitat requirements of wetland birds in the Lake Wairarapa wetlands. Habitat requirements of wetland birds in the. Wetland birds on 11 rivers of the Upper Waitaki Basin, South Island, New Zealand were surveyed annually between - Diversity, minimum abundance and density of birds were compared. In. Bird density and diversity in braided river beds in the Upper Waitaki: Basin, South Island, New Zealand R. F. MALONFI, A. L. REBERGEN, R. J. NILSSON, and N. J. WELLS' Department of Conservation, Private Bag, Twizel, New Zealand ABSTRACT Wetland birds on 11 rivers of the Upper Waitaki Basin, South Island, New Zealand.   The importance of wetlands in the catchment. Only a fraction of New Zealand’s wetlands are left and these are often fragmented. We want to do our bit to reverse wetland loss in our local Whangapoua Harbour area. Wetlands are habitat for birds to live, feed and breed.

About 30% of New Zealand’s birds are wetland species – but many are under threat because of their dwindling habitat. Wetland birds include the whio (blue duck), adapted to wild mountain streams; the shy New Zealand dabchick, which builds a floating nest and swims with its chicks on its back; and the red-billed pūkeko, a common sight in swampy areas. river and Southern tributaries of the Waitaki River (Awakino, Kurow, Otaike and Otekaieke) in preparation for the review of the Waitaki Catchment Water Allocation Regional Plan, scheduled for notification in • Continued focus on improving the water quality and habitat of the regionally significant Wainono Lagoon, through the Te Mana. These are some of the New Zealand water birds I saw in New Zealand in , or as part of the Alma College New Zealand Experience, which I flunked three times. By my definition, water birds are birds that hang out by or in the water most of the time. I have divided the water birds up into three not-so-scientific categories: veggivores, eat-everything-avores and fishivores. Below are. The Aviemore Dam was constructed between Waitaki and Benmore in , completing a series of three dams and hydro lakes on the lower river. Development of the upper catchment occurred be­tween and , when water from lakes Tekapo, Pukaki and Ohau was diverted through a 57 km network of canals to a series of four low-head dams.

The Upper Waitaki Zone (UWZ), which includes the Mackenzie Basin, is a large intermontane basin running between the Southern Alps and the Waimate foothills that forms the headwaters of the Waitaki River catchment. The catchment cov km and . Habitat requirements of wetland birds in the lower Waitaki River catchment, New Zealand. Occasional Publication 6. Wellington, New Zealand Wildlife Service, Depart-ment of Internal Affairs. p. Atlas of bird distribution in New Zealand In the Waitaki River Catchment, there are large areas of open water and braided riverbed that form important habitat to a variety of native birds. For example, Fig. 2 shows that the braided riverbeds and deltas of the upper Waitaki catchment are primary breeding habitat for one of New Zealand's rarest birds, the black stilt (Himantopus. Catchment habitats were mapped and their attributes recorded in one of the largest coordinated, integrated resource assessments of a catchment undertaken in New Zealand. Covering an area of square kilometers, the Waitaki Basin contains the highest mountain in the south pacific, Mauka Aoraki (Mt Cook), substantial glaciers and one of its.