Welcome to Miranda
|Miranda is the best site in New Zealand for seeing Wrybill.|| Shorebirds of New Zealand:
Sharing the margins
Located only an hour from Auckland the 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 Miranda during part of the year, and with numbers of shorebirds often exceeding 10,000 the Miranda 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.
New and Next!
What’s been happening – from our Facebook
The new digital encyclopaedia of NZ birds is now live. It's very cool. http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/
We'll help you identify a bird you've seen in three easy steps. First of all, select the location where you saw that bird:
Shorebird centre manager, Keith Woodley, will be talking at the South Auckland BirdsNZ (OSNZ) on Tuesday night, June 11th, Papakura Croquet Club. Meeting starts at 7:30. His topic will be on the recent survey in the Gulf of Carpenteria. All welcome.
And another famous knot!
A migratory shorebird that has flown more than 400,000 miles has reappeared once again..
Some Great News!