Matarakau Point

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Pitt shag, illustrated by Keulemans

Matarakau Point is a headland on the north coast, and 13 km from the easternmost point, of the main Chatham Island in the Chatham Islands group of New Zealand. It has been identified as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International because it supports breeding colonies of the critically endangered Chatham and endangered Pitt shags.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Chatham Islands (Matarakau Point)". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
  2. ^ Debski, Igor; Bell, Mike; Palmer, Dan. "MCSPOP2010-02 Chatham Island and Pitt Island Shag census 2011" (PDF). Department of Conservation, New Zealand. Retrieved 2012-11-16.

Coordinates: 43°44′03″S 176°20′55″W / 43.73417°S 176.34861°W / -43.73417; -176.34861