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