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Located only an hour from Auckland the Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre is an excellent stop to escape the city and have a look at some of New Zealand’s amazing birdlife. With nearly half of the population of the endemic Wrybill found at Pukorokoro Miranda during part of the year, and with numbers of shorebirds often exceeding 10,000 the coastline is almost a mandatory stop for any birdwatcher passing by.

Visit the Shorebird Centre and find out what birds are around, stay with us for a weekend escape from the bustle of the city or join us for one of our regular events.


Next Event Wader Census in the DPRK.  October 22nd 11:00 am

Come and hear Adrian Riegen speak on Pukorkoro Miranda’s adventures in North Korea.  11 am so come for birding first.  More events.  Note the census date was incorrectly shown as Nov 20th, it is actually Nov 12th.  Meeting is still 1pm.  Come at 11 to help send the magazine out.


Bar-tailed Godwit

Bird of the Year 2015 After a close fought race the bar-tailed godwit was voted New Zealand’s favourite bird in 2015.  Here’s why this was important to us.

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Pukorokoro Miranda on Facebook

A while back we posted this notification of the EAAFPartnership “Draw a Knot” competition. The competition has finished and the entries judged…

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Last weekend the new “Stilt Hide”was completed. Windows were put in place and the covered wings were added at either end. The newly designed..

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East Asian - Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP)

The Global Flyway Networks Team Piersma have just released their 2017 report on Bohai Bay with particlar emphasis on the red knot northern migration…

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It is good to see a N.Z. dabchick back on Widgery Lake at the Shorebird Centre, Pukorokoro Miranda. It is very photogenic,in between dives. Maybe..

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