Wrybill foraging - IanSouthey Photo Competition
Miranda is the best site in New Zealand for seeing Wrybill. Photo competition- open entry
Closing Date 31/5/15

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: 24 May 10AM at the Shorebird Centre

Speaker: Shorebird Scientist Phil Battley

(Will follow the, hopefully short, AGM.  Birdwatching afterwards.)  More events


What’s been happening

  • Miranda Shorebird Centre added 2 new photos.

    Charms of Goldfinch are a feature of the walk to the hide. There is more seed than they can manage in the "Fennel Forest" and the Glasswort on the shore is also full of seed.

    5 hours ago

  • Miranda Shorebird Centre uploaded a new video.

    Mangroves aren't everyones favourite plant, however, they are prime habitat for Banded Rail and a good base for feeding forays onto the mudflats.

    May 23

  • Miranda Shorebird Centre created an event.

    May 23

  • Miranda Shorebird Centre added 4 new photos.

    There are plenty of photo opportunities in the Findlay Reserve car park before you get to the hide and the shorebirds. A recent visit produced an obliging Little Shag, a flypast by some Black Shag, a "face-off" between two Kingfisher and half a White Heron (definitely not an entry for the PM photo competition closing 31st)

    May 14