White heron - Nationally Critcal. 
Image: Shellie Evans  © 

Introduction

See which birds are Nationally Critical, Nationally Endangered and Nationally Vulnerable in the New Zealand Threat Classification System.

Highlights

The classifications on this page are from:

Conservation status of New Zealand birds, 2012 by Hugh Robertson, John Dowding, Graeme Elliott, Rod Hitchmough, Colin Miskelly, Colin O’Donnell, Ralph Powlesland, Paul Sagar, Paul Scofield, Graeme Taylor 2013. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 4.

Nationally Critical

  • Antipodean wandering albatross
  • Black robin
  • Black stilt/kakī
  • Black-billed gull
  • Campbell Island snipe
  • Campbell Island teal
  • Chatham Island oystercatcher/tōrea
  • Chatham Island shag
  • Chatham Island taiko
  • Codfish Island diving petrel
  • Eastern rockhopper penguin
  • Gibson's wandering albatross
  • Grey duck
  • Haast tokoeka
  • Kākāpō
  • Kermadec white-faced storm petrel
  • New Zealand fairy tern
  • New Zealand shore plover
  • Pacific white tern
  • Pitt Island shag
  • Ōkārito brown kiwi/rowi
  • Salvin's mollymawk
  • Southern New Zealand dotterel
  • Takahē
  • White heron 

Nationally Endangered

  • Bittern
  • Black-fronted tern/tarapirohe
  • Bounty Island shag
  • Chatham Island tomtit
  • Chatham Island tūī
  • Fiordland crested penguin
  • Forbes' parakeet
  • Kea
  • King shag
  • Masked (blue-faced) booby
  • New Zealand storm petrel
  • Orange-fronted parakeet
  • Red-tailed tropicbird
  • Reef heron
  • Rock wren
  • Stewart Island tokoeka
  • Stewart Island weka
  • White-bellied storm petrel

Nationally Vulnerable

  • Auckland Island shag
  • Auckland Island teal
  • Banded dotterel/pohowera
  • Black petrel
  • Blue duck/whio
  • Bush falcon
  • Caspian tern/tarānui
  • Chatham Island petrel
  • Chatham Island pigeon/parea
  • Chatham Island snipe
  • Chatham Island warbler
  • Fiordland tokoeka
  • Flesh-footed shearwater
  • Great spotted kiwi
  • Grey-headed mollymawk
  • Lesser Knot
  • New Zealand dabchick
  • North Island brown kiwi
  • North Island kākā
  • North Island weka
  • Northern New Zealand dotterel
  • Pied shag
  • Red-billed gull
  • South Island kākā
  • Southern crested grebe
  • Southern falcon
  • Southern white-fronted tern
  • Stewart Island fernbird
  • Stewart Island shag
  • Stitchbird/hihi
  • White-flippered blue penguin
  • Wrybill/ngutu pare
  • Yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho
  • Yellowhead/mōhua

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