|Miranda is the best site in New Zealand for seeing Wrybill.||Shorebirds of New Zealand:
Sharing the margins
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.
E7 gives no interviews yet she remains a media star. This "long haul champion" has been retired in Maketu, BOP, for the last few years. Last Sunday (14th Sept.) Tim Barnard was lucky enough to see her in the Maketu Estuary. Her epic journeys of 2007 are now behind her. Her non stop flight of 11,760km, in 8 days and nights, from the Yukon to Miranda made her a legend in the birding world. Enjoy your summer E7. See more at www.miranda-shorebird.org.nz/news-2/e7-a-godwit-on-a-mission Many thanks to Paul Gibson for the use of this classic image taken 20th August 2011
Do you live in the Bay of Plenty? DOC is looking for shorebird protection volunteers.
DOC needs volunteers in the eastern Bay of Plenty to assist with nest monitoring and trap checking during the 2014/15 shorebird season. This is your chance to get involved with conservation and help our feathered friends!
This week at Pukorokoro Miranda there are a few new arrivals amongst the 500-1000 Bar-tailed Godwit flock. Phil Hammond reports some interesting species including 2 Black-tailed Godwit, one in breeding plumage, and 2 Curlew Sandpiper. (see his full list on "Birding Alert" (Photos from previous sightings of Black-tailed Godwit and Curlew Sandpiper)
Everyone is welcome to come to an environmental art project opening this week at No Vacancy Project Space in Federation Square, Melbourne. 20 artists from 9 Flyway countries celebrate our migratory shorebirds and the amazing journeys they undertake each year! Proceeds from sale of artworks go to BirdLife Australia's shorebird research programs. Dates: 9-28 Sept. Opening event 6-8pm, Thurs. Sept. 11. http://no-vacancy.com.au/show/flyway-print-exchange/ If you're not in Melbourne, you can see the project at www.theflywayprintexchange.info
20 artists from 9 countries inspired by the journeys of 8 million birds, the flyway print exchange