The Godwits are Due Back – who will be first to see them?

godwits are backThe Bream Bay News reports that the arrival of approximately 3,000 bar tailed godwits in Bream Bay is imminent.

godwitBird Watcher Simon Ellison said he expects the flocks to arrive at around September 13, give or take a few days.

The birds arrive exhausted after their non-stop flight from their breeding grounds in Alaska.

Dog owners are asked to make sure that they keep their pets under control near the wild life estuaries, where the weary birds often gather on the mudflats recovering from their journey before going about the business of foraging for food.


  1. Ilana Shapira on December 1, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Hello iwould like to get news

    • Rosemary Neave on December 1, 2014 at 1:31 pm

      HI ilana, u can sign up on the newsletter on the site any time

  2. Rosemary Anne Neave on September 20, 2014 at 9:16 am

    the godwits are back – Go down the Ruakaka or Waipu Reserves to see them. They are resting up after their long flight. Waipu River Watch has more info and photos

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