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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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Juvenile godwits have been arriving at Pukorokoro Miranda for a while. Their beautifully patterned plumage sets them apart from the earlier arriving..

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This red knot chick, in the researchers hand, may well be in New Zealand very soon. The photo was taken earlier this year in Meinypilgno, Siberia…

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There has been a great deal of shorebird advocacy in Australia lately. In Adelaide the OzAsia Moon lantern festival provided a great opportunity..

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There have been very strong South West winds recently and it was predicted that some of our returning migrant birds might stop short of New Zealand..

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