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

For the status of all birds refer to:

Conservation status of New Zealand birds, 2016. Hugh A. Robertson, Karen Baird, John E. Dowding, Graeme P. Elliott, Rodney A. Hitchmough, Colin M. Miskelly, Nikki McArthur, Colin F.J. O’Donnell, Paul M. Sagar, R. Paul Scofield; Graeme A. Taylor. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 19. 27 p. (PDF, 601K (opens in new window))

Threatened birds

Nationally Critical

  • Antipodean albatross
  • Australasian bittern
  • Black robin
  • Black stilt
  • Black-billed gull
  • Chatham Island oystercatcher
  • Chatham Island shag
  • Chatham Island taiko
  • Gibson’s albatross
  • Grey duck
  • Haast tokoeka
  • Kakapo
  • Kermadec white-faced storm petrel
  • New Zealand fairy tern
  • New Zealand shore plover
  • Northern rock wren
  • Orange-fronted parakeet
  • Pitt Island shag
  • Salvin’s mollymawk
  • Southern New Zealand dotterel
  • South Georgian diving petrel
  • White heron
  • White tern

Nationally Endangered

  • Antipodes Island snipe
  • Black-fronted tern
  • Chatham Island tomtit
  • Chatham Island tui
  • Forbes’ parakeet
  • Kea
  • Kermadec petrel “summer”
  • King shag
  • Rakiura tokoeka
  • Reef heron
  • Southern Fiordland tokoeka
  • Southern rock wren
  • White-bellied storm petrel
  • Yellow-eyed penguin

Nationally Vulnerable

  • Antipodes Island pipit
  • Auckland Island shag
  • Auckland Island teal
  • Banded dotterel
  • Black petrel
  • Blue duck, whio
  • Campbell Island mollymawk
  • Campbell Island snipe
  • Campbell Island teal
  • Caspian tern
  • Chatham Island pigeon, parea
  • Chatham Island snipe
  • Chatham petrel
  • Eastern rockhopper penguin
  • Fiordland crested penguin
  • Flesh-footed shearwater
  • Foveaux shag
  • Great spotted kiwi
  • Grey-headed mollymawk
  • Hutton’s shearwater
  • Lesser knot
  • New Zealand storm petrel
  • Northern Fiordland tokoeka
  • Rowi
  • South Island kaka
  • South Island takahe
  • Southern crested grebe
  • Southern falcon
  • Southern white-fronted tern
  • Stewart Island fernbird
  • Stewart Island weka
  • Stitchbird
  • Wrybill
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