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Eastern Coromandel cryptic avifauna species inventory for wetlands of the Waikato region

TR 2017/30

Report: TR 2017/30

Author: Patrick Stewart (Red Admiral Ecology)

About this report

This report presents the results of an acoustic survey of avifauna species at 24 unprotected wetland sites on the Eastern Seaboard of the Coromandel Peninsula, in the late spring/summer of 2016.

The survey was carried out as part of Waikato Regional Council's Biodiversity Inventory Project. 

Threatened avifauna species were detected at 11 new sites, comprising of Australasian bittern (4), marsh crake (1) and North Island (NI) fernbird (13).

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Contents

Summary
1 Introduction
1.1 Objective
1.2 Brief background
2 Methods
2.1 Desktop review
2.2 Target species
2.3 Field deployment
2.4 Data attributes
2.5 Habitat assessment
2.6 Data analysis
3 Results
3.1 Desktop analysis
3.2 Distribution of threatened species
3.3 Comparison of autonomous acoustuc and existing wetland avifauna Significant Natural Area (SNA) data
4 Discussion
Acknowledgements
5 References