For the longest time I thought we had Banded dotterels at Waikawa Beach but after close investigation I now think they are the very similar Wrybills. I’m pretty sure that beak has a curve to the right.

Length: 20 cm; Weight: 55 grams.


Very small seabird with a wry bill. Small bird plucking a meal from wet sand. SMall bird with a tiny sand creature in its bill.

Miraz Jordan @Miraz