There's a series of braided river surveys being undertaken in Canterbury currently, organised by Environment Canterbury, with with participants from DoC, CCC, BRAID, OSNZ, WMIL and other groups & volunteers.
Some interesting sightings are:
Black-fronted Dotterels on the Waiau, Waimakariri and Selwyn Rivers
a pair of Black Stilts (both reportedly banded) on the Waiau
Increased Wrybill numbers on the Waiau River and good numbers on the lower Waimakariri
At least 6 White-winged Black Terns on the mid Waimakariri including 3 birds in full breeding plumage and 3 others in varying stages of acquiring BP (so all are following a Southern Hemisphere moult cycle - so watch this space!)
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