Wrybill foraging - IanSouthey
Miranda is the best site in NZ for seeing the endemic Wrybill
Bar-tailed Godwit Bird of the year
Thanks everyone!

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 November 29th Sunday 11am

Theunis Piersma – Dutch Wader biologist returns to NZ after 10 years. After speaking at Pukorokoro Miranda Theunis will speak in Auckland on 1 December. Details of both talks

UPDATED: High tide 10:25 so birdwatching first.

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 What’s been happening
  • Miranda Shorebird Centre added 3 new photos.

    This is Pounawea, site of one of the most southern Bar-tailed Godwit roosts on the South Island NZ. Further south the first land encountered would be the sub-Antarctic Islands then the continent of Antarctica. Last season some of this flock were fitted with Data loggers. One is just visible in the third photo. This week it is hoped that some of these birds can be re-captured and their data loggers removed and precious information retrieved. For more on data loggers see: https://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjiuZeRwK_JAhXnnaYKHVjxC2IQFgghMAE&url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FLight_level_geolocator&usg=AFQjCNHG8iGVynQy1E-KeqndZzDy_SiirQ

    2 hours ago

  • Our website http://www.miranda-shorebird.org.nz is being updated. Now you can become a member and join our team/renew your membership/make a donation or purchase from the shop. Go to the website, visit the shop and click membership. NZ membership is $50 for individual or $60 for family per year. Overseas just NZ$65. Payment through Direct Bank Transfer (prefered method in NZ) or via PayPal. You will receive 4 full colour magazines a year and discounted accommodation at the Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre, home of Bird of the Year 2015.

    November 25

  • Seems to be the same little group of 10 bar-tailed godwits back at Wharekaho again, after not seeing them there for a couple of weeks. Maybe they'll become regulars :)

    November 23

  • Eminent Dutch biologist and ecologist Professor Theunis Piersma returns to New Zealand for our final Year of the Godwit events. Author and co-author of hundreds of peer-reviewed papers and other publications, Theunis leads a global team of researchers unravelling the mysteries of shorebirds and their perilous future. "Why is the Yellow Sea the conservation bottleneck for our migratory shorebirds? The scientific evidence" Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre, 283 East Coast Road Sunday 29 November at 1.00 p.m. Birding in the morning, high tide is 10.10am Please note this date differs from the one originally advertised in our events calendar for the year. "The Conservation Ecology of Red Knots: why are our knots so endangered?" Tuesday 1 December at 7.00 p.m. Lecture Room 732, University of Auckland Tamaki Campus, Gate 2, 261 Morrin Road, St Johns 1072

    November 23