Wrybill foraging - IanSouthey Unknown, Kim Song Ho, David Melville, Ju Song I, unknown,Keith Woodley, Adrian Riegen,Pak Sung Il P1190519
Miranda is the best site in New Zealand for seeing Wrybill. Find out about the Trust’s work in North Korea

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.

Our next event: 

August 8th Saturday

Winter Potluck Dinner 6pm.
Guest speakers after dinner Adrian Riegen.  Volunteering on the Chathams

Working Bee 9 am – 1 pm

Birdwatching in between – high tide at 13:45
Come for one or all events!

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What’s been happening

  • Miranda Shorebird Centre added 3 new photos.

    For some shorebirds, like these two Dotterel species, a paddock makes a very adequate high tide roost. If you are passing through Kaiaua at high tide it is worth looking in the paddock next to the school.

    6 minutes ago

  • When we have visited recently we've noticed the 'stilt ponds' have become more along the lines of 'stilt lakes' with the large mudflat to the seaward side of the driveway slowly losing its channel probably causing the build-up of water volume. Has there been any thought to allowing water to drain more freely to allow the tide to affect the stilt ponds once again? or is it just going to be left as a natural progression/change of the landscape. I cant imagine the poor banded rails that used to live in the mangroves to the north of the carpark are particularly pleased by the change haha. Cheers,

    July 20

  • Miranda Shorebird Centre added 3 new photos.

    Heavy winter rains have temporarily flooded some paddocks at Pukorokoro Miranda, providing new foraging areas for shorebirds.

    July 20

  • Miranda Shorebird Centre added 2 new photos.

    The recent series of severe frosts is unusual for Pukorokoro Miranda. There have been consequences for the frost sensitive mangrove plants. Mature plants have lost their new growth and smaller plants appear to be dieing.

    July 15