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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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Visitors to Pukorokoro Miranda often ask “how do you count all those birds?” There are lots of PM folk involved in counting waders throughout..

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Fourth section of Hauraki Rail Trail officially opened

Birders and bikers got together at Pukorokoro Miranda Findlay reserve this weekend to initiate the new leg of the Hauraki Rail trail from Pukorokoro-Miranda..

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This is Morrison’s roost in the NI west coast harbour of Aotea. This harbour is very shallow and a wade after a boat trip is needed to get close..

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A while back we posted this notification of the EAAFPartnership “Draw a Knot” competition. The competition has finished and the entries judged…

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