Located only an hour from Auckland the Pūkorokoro 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 Pūkorokoro 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.
NEWS & UPDATES
2nd October 2019 – The Southern Migration Begins – An update from Lee Tibbitts at the US Geological Survey on the 23rd September 2019 confirmed that JoJo had left Alaska, flew over the Hawaiian Islands and then stopped, at least for a time at Teraina (or Washington Island), in the Line Islands, which is part of Kiribati. Meanwhile here we’ve recorded the first 16 Kuriri at Pūkorokoro Miranda. You can read more here about this first data from the southern migration, why we might not yet have heard from Amanda and Jimmy and what this may mean. Visit our Where’s Goldie? page for all the updates and project information.
Follow the Kuriri on Google Earth
You can watch with us as we follow the Pacific Golden Plovers on their journey up to the arctic to breed and back to us in summer. Download Google Earth and use the interactive maps to see exactly where the Kuriri are. Read more here.
Where are our birds now?
Here’s an overview of where the three Kuriri are on their migration.
|23 April 2019||Left Pūkorokoro Miranda|
|2 May 2019||Guam, Micronesia (c7,500km flight)|
|20 May 2019||Okinawa, Japan|
|26 May 2019||Shandong, China|
|7 June 2019||Heilongjiang, China|
|21 June 2019||Siberia|
|5 July 2019||Lake Selawik, Alaska|
|9 August 2019||Yukon Koskokwim Delta, Alaska|
|19 August 2019||Aleutian Island Chain, Alaska|
|21 August 2019||In flight back to Yukon Koskokwim Delta, Alaska|
|14 Sept 2019||Yukon Koskokwim Delta, Alaska|
|12 April 2019||Left Pūkorokoro Miranda|
|20 April 2019||Arrived Honshu, Japan (9,990km flight)|
|16 May 2019||Left Japan|
|19 May 2019||Yukon Koskokwim Delta, Alaska (4,740km flight)|
|2 August 2019||Kinak Bay, Alaska|
|14/15 Sept 2019||Left Alaska|
|20 Sept 2019||Teraina, Kiribati|
|8 April 2019||Left Pūkorokoro Miranda|
|16 April 2019||Arrived Honshu, Japan (c9,000km flight)|
|17 May 2019||Honshu, Japan|
|23 May 2019||Siberia|
|29 May 2019||Yukon Koskokwim Delta, Alaska|
|8 Sept 2019||Last tracked in Alaska|
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