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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.


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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This is the time when peak numbers of birds are at Pukorokoro Miranda. The Arctic migrants are coming into breeding plumage but they haven’t..

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Sharp-tailed sandpipers

Around 30 sharp-tailed sandpipers make it to NZ each year. Pukorokoro Miranda has been fortunate to have a dozen and they frequently pop up in..

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Come down this weekend for the 9.30am Saturday or 10am Sunday high tides. It is still a little muddy here (see the strange new birds that have..

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Godwits on king tide roost

Godwits on the Kaiaua shore waiting for the king tide to retreat. Male birds are colouring up before their departure next month. See them at..

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