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.
New Chairperson Elected
We would like to welcome Will Perry to the role of Pūkorokoro Miranda Naturalists’ Trust Chairman. Will is eminently qualified for the role having been our secretary for the last 18 years. He succeeds Gillian Vaughan who stepped down in May after serving in the role for 8 years.
The Secret North Korea Stopover
A team from the Pūkorokoro Miranda Naturalists’ Trust have been travelling to China and North Korea for several years to survey the shorebirds in the Yellow Sea. This year they were followed by Mark Crysell and a TVNZ crew who brought us a closer look at their efforts to survey the birds in an area that very few people have an opportunity to see. Here’s the coverage of the latest trip:
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To watch the co-ordinated flight of a flock of 2000+ wrybill is a magical experience. Read this account by Keith Woodley from the most recent..
We have just completed the replanting of the PM Shorebird Centre grounds after the devastating impact of the storm surge on January 5th. We are..
The wader survey of the Firth of Thames came up with the amazing total of 3600 wrybill which is over 65% of the total NZ (and world) population..
In a reversal of the usual situation birds seem to have become “people watchers” over the last few days. The path from the Findlay Reserve car..