Birding fieldtrip at Ambury Regional Park

13th February 2023

Experienced bird-watcher Beulah Wood from A Rocha’s Auckland local group led a fieldtrip to view the migrating birds that feed on the Manukau mudflats at Ambury Regional Park on Waitangi Day. Beulah offered this opportunity to individuals and members from eco churches who were keen to connect with creation in this special way – with binoculars and spotting scope.

The group saw 17 species, including four of the five target species for the day — migrating birds. The four migrating birds spotted were:

The Auckland Local Group will be running another birding event on Saturday 11 March (weather dependent) at the same location – meet at 1:30pm at Ambury Farm information kiosk, Māngere Bridge. Get in touch with Beulah at [email protected] or Sarah on 027 406 1800 to RSVP or if you have questions. More information here.

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”
– Matthew 6: 26-7

Actual view through the spotting scope looking at a Tūturiwhati|Dotterel.

Photo credits:
Bar-tailed Godwit (Photo: Ian Kirk, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)
Pied Stilt (Photo: Bernard Spragg, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons)
South Island Pied Oystercatcher (Photo: Snowmanradio: Paul Davey, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)
Wrybill (Photo: Renke Lühken, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)
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