Located only an hour from Auckland the Pūkorokoro 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 Pūkorokoro 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.


3rd May 2019 – Satellites track 3 Kuriri across the Pacific

All three of the Kuriri – or Pacific Golden Plovers – we fitted with satellite tags have been successfully tracked across the Pacific and are now well on their way to their breeding grounds in the Arctic. Read more here or visit our Where’s Goldie? page for all the updates and project information.

Follow the Kuriri on Google Earth

You can watch with us as we follow the Pacific Golden Plovers on their journey up to the arctic to breed and back to us in summer. Download Google Earth and use the interactive maps to see exactly where the Kuriri are. Read more here.

Where are our birds now?

Here’s an overview of the individual paths each of the Kuriri are taking on their migration.

Jim (166702)

23 April 2019 Left Pūkorokoro Miranda
2 May 2019 Guam, Micronesia (c7,500km flight)
? Left Guam, Micronesia
Currently Somewhere near the Yellow Sea?

JoJo (174232)

12 April 2019 Left Pūkorokoro Miranda
20 April 2019 Arrived Honshu, Japan (9,990km flight)
16 May 2019 Left Japan
19 May 2019 Yukon Koskokwim Delta, Alaska (4,740km flight)
Currently Yukon Koskokwim Delta, Alaska

Amanda (174233)

8 April 2019 Left Pūkorokoro Miranda
16 April 2019 Arrived Honshu, Japan (c9,000km flight)
17 May 2019 Honshu, Japan
20 May 2019 In flight on her way to the Arctic
Currently Somewhere in the Arctic?

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