Scientific Name:  Himantopus novaezelandiae

Country: New Zealand

  • First Photographed: 5 January 2020
  • World Bird Number: 601
  • New Zealand Bird Number: 53

First Record – One of the world’s rarest waders they can only be found in some parts of New Zealand. Thanks to a strong breeding recovery program they are making a come back. I was lucky enough to spot a sub adult at Lake Poaka, Twizel.