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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.
Disappointing visit today, lots of kids making a noise with no apparent adult supervision and cyclists in fluorescent tops sitting in front of the hide. No chance of seeing any birds coming closer on the dropping tide. A wasted visit and I won't be back.
This Black Shag would sit overnight on the lawn outside the Centre and let people take great photos, quite a welcome visitor... until we realised it was eating the ducklings off the lake! Luckily the ducklings are big enough to look after themselves now.
Pretty cool. Not a shorebird, but still pretty cool.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11163639
A claimed sighting of the South Island kokako, a bird declared extinct six years ago, has fuelled hopes the species could still be alive. - New Zealand Herald
Don't forget the talk this weekend, Saturday the 30th, 9am at the Shorebird Centre, learn about the status of shorebirds in the flyway. All are welcome, look forward to seeing you there. http://www.miranda-shorebird.org.nz/archives/1954
Visit the Miranda Shorebird Centre if you are going birding in New Zealand