Little Terns & other Beach Nesting Birds


At last the Little Terns are back at Mogareka to breed. Every summer these tiny seabirds come from eastern Asia & northern Australia to this area to nest & raise chicks before flying away again in February or March.


They are endangered because they nest on beaches and are disturbed by people, dogs, foxes & goannas .... we see footprints of all. Sea gulls & Ravens also predate the eggs if the birds leave their nest. a scrape in the sand.

If you like to be involved with Shorebird monitoring please contact us.