All Species

Omaha Spit is home to a range of shorebird species. Some are resident and breed on the spit, while others breed elsewhere and over-winter at Omaha These include pied oystercatchers (which breed in the South Island) and bar-tailed godwits (which breed in Alaska).

New Zealand dotterel

New Zealand fairy tern

Variable oystercatcher



Banded dotterel

Caspian tern

Omaha Spit Sanctuary: Shorebird central (click to enlarge) Graphics by Snapper Graphics Ltd