Wrybill foraging - IanSouthey Photo Competition
Miranda is the best site in New Zealand for seeing Wrybill. Photo competition- open entry
Closing Date 31/5/15

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.


Our next event: 24 May 10AM at the Shorebird Centre

Speaker: Shorebird Scientist Phil Battley

(Will follow the, hopefully short, AGM.  Birdwatching afterwards.)  More events


What’s been happening

  • This Kotuku is scratching vigorously. Toes are doing the job in places the beak can't reach. A very special feature, found only in Herons, Barn Owls and Nightjars, comes into play here. They have a miniature comb on the claw of the middle toe for raking out feather lice.

    8 minutes ago

  • Miranda Shorebird Centre added 3 new photos.

    The "Year of the Godwit" photo competition had some amazing images in the "Godwit from Anywhere" section. Congratulations to Phil Battley for 1st and 2nd places with these action shots and to Mandy Hague 3rd place for her flight shot. Of the few entries in the " Pukorokoro Miranda People and Flora" categories none were up to prizewinning standard.

    July 02

  • Hi there guys, what time of day is the best for a visit? Would love to catch a sight of some shorebirds

    July 01

  • Miranda Shorebird Centre added 3 new photos.

    These stunning images of Pukorokoro Miranda were the winning entries in the landscape section of the photo competition. Congratulations to Gary Speer for First and Second and Ray Buckmaster for Third.

    July 01