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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 OSNZ Wader Census June 18th 11:30 am

If you’ve ever wanted to be involved in wader counting then come and join us for the Firth of Thames Census. Meet at the Centre 11:30, normally finished by about 3.  People with all levels of expertise welcome.

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As a follow up to the recent Waikato harbour surveys here is a summary of the wader numbers: Species Aotea Kawhia Raglan WADERS SIPO 811 3320..

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The Victorian and also the Australasian Wader Studies Groups have been using tiny geolocator tracking devices to study Arctic migrants since..

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The winter shorebird census kicked off for the Waikato region on Friday with a survey of Raglan Harbour both on foot and by boat. 55 Royal Spoonbill..

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https://youtu.be/-XRk693AuGA The ruff is a bird that you would be very lucky to see in NZ. There are only 2 records for Pukorokoro Miranda. As..

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