From Auckland, the direct route is via State Highway 2, heading to Thames and turning left at Mangatawhiri. Taking the scenic route is a relaxing way to gradually leave behind suburbia, shops and the din of the metropolis. The number of godwits that reach here is decreasing by 2 percent each year, thought to be largely due to interference with the species' habitats. Red knot numbers in New Zealand have declined from about 58, to 30, in 20 years. Your News is the place for you to save content to read later from any device. Sign In Register. But Woodley says the threat to the godwits at Yalu Jiang is only "mildly disturbing" compared to the scale of development in Bohai Bay.
Tiny godwits may have their sanctuaries more protected for their annual journey from Miranda to and from their Arctic breeding grounds with. Godwits fly here every year from Alaska, but new developments in Woodley, the manager of the Miranda Shorebird Centre, reveals their.
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The godwits also fly into the Whanganui estuary, Miranda on the Firth of Thames and Christchurch. In March godwits fly back to Alaska to begin.
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Most Popular. Your News is the place for you to save content to read later from any device. In Europe and the United States, shellfish harvesting has cut migratory shorebird bird populations.
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South Korea, for one, has a reputation as a laggard, having failed to act on undertakings it made to protect Saemangeum.
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The work being undertaken at the Firth of Thames is also being supported by work at other internationally important shorebird sites such as the Avon Heathcote Ihutai Estuary. More from New Zealand. The IUCN says at least 24 species of shorebirds in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway [the route followed by Australasian migratory birds] are heading towards extinction and many others face "exceptionally rapid" losses of 5 per cent to 9 per cent a year.
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South Korea, for one, has a reputation as a laggard, having failed to act on undertakings it made to protect Saemangeum. The kuaka bar-tailed godwit is a tough little bird, and the first arrived at the Foxton Estuary in mid-September.
Meanwhile, thousands of members of another family of godwits are settling in on New Zealand shores after a 10,km, day non-stop flight from Alaska. On the go and no time to finish that story right now? Share via email email.