Over 70 species of bird have been sighted in the area, including threatened species such as the Australasian bittern, New Zealand dabchick, banded dotterel
and black-billed gull.
On average, only 10 dotterels
at a time live on the beach, according to local experts.
The chairwoman of the Waitakere Ranges Local Board Sandra Coney said Swift's production company was given permission to film on the beach, which is home to the critically endangered New Zealand dotterel
There are around 1500 New Zealand dotterels
, in lots of little local
Therefore, I must conclude that they have three dotterels
on their shirts and not three lions
Shore bird numbers are declining, he says, particularly among oystercatchers, red-capped dotterels
and beach thick-knees.
Rising temperatures are already causing a decline in Britain's population of Arctic birds, such as ptarmigans and dotterels
, which live in the Cairngorms.
The NZ Transport Agency is deliberately letting the grass grow long on sections of the Northern Motorway to help protect endangered dotterels
in the area.
disported themselves, while curlews, spur winged plover, cranes, snipe, sandpipers and dotterels
either waded in the shallows or ran along its margin, and quail and stone plover .
Other migrants on the move at the weekend were ring ouzels at South Stack, Bardsey and the Great Orme, where an impressive "trip" of dotterels
were seen on Monday.
Other water birds also use the wetland, including Latham's Snipe, Dotterels
, Blackwinged Stilts, Spoonbills, Crakes, Native Hens and migratory shore birds.
A trip of four Dotterels
were high in the Carneddau, between Carnedd Gwenllian and Foel Fras last week.
were on Anglesey's The Range and Llandudno's Great Orme last week, with two at Cemlyn Bay, where two Mediterranean gulls, merlin and whinchat were also seen.
are one of my favourite waders, females more brightlycoloured than males, indicating they leave the males to incubate and rear the young once eggs are laid.
Up to six Dotterels
were present at both RSPB South Stack and the Great Orme over the weekend, before quickly moving on towards the Scottish mountains.