Shoal Bay, sometimes confused with Little Shoal Bay, is the area of water that you see on your right when travelling North on Highway One, from the Auckland harbour bridge.
Shoal bay is home to a wide diversity of wildlife. The entire bay has a Department of Conservation ‘Site of Special Wildlife Interest’ (SSWI) designation. It’s an Auckland Council land and marine site of ‘ecological significance and has many outstanding natural features including shell barrier beaches similar to those found at Miranda.
|Wrybill roosting (resting) on the shell banks at Shoal Bay waiting to feed at low tide.|
|NZ dotterel in breeding plumage|
At least 12 of these species of birds are Nationally threatened or at risk species.
|Variable Oystercatchers with young|