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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 Wader Census in the DPRK.  October 22nd 11:00 am

Come and hear Adrian Riegen speak on wader census in North korea.  11 am so come for birding first.  More events


Bar-tailed Godwit

Bird of the Year 2015 After a close fought race the bar-tailed godwit was voted New Zealand’s favourite bird in 2015.  Here’s why this was important to us.

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This is an unexpected sight for Pukorokoro Miranda. We have experienced a lot of rain over the past few months which may explain it. Water is..

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Ashley-Rakahuri Rivercare Group

Wonderful news and great photos.

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So much is happening, both at Pukorokoro Miranda and elsewhere. The orange flagged godwit AU is an Australian escapee. Banded in Victoria on..

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Adrian Reigen advises that there should be another wave of godwit arrivals at Pukorokoro Miranda on Sunday or Monday. This windmap shows their..

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