Wrybill foraging - IanSouthey
Miranda is the best site in New Zealand for seeing Wrybill. Shorebirds of New Zealand:  
Sharing the margins 

EVENT UPDATE: Untangling Red Knots
Dr Pavel Tomkovich, Zoological Museum, Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityWednesday 18 March 7.00 p.m. Lecture Room 732, University of Auckland, Tamaki Campus, Gate 1, 261 Morrin Road, St Johns, 1072

Saturday 21 March, 7.00 p.m. Tahunanui School, Nelson.

Thursday 26 March, 6.00 p.m. Museum of New Zealand Te Papa, Wellington


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.

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