Welcome to Miranda
|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.
Those of us who got up early on Sunday 2nd were rewarded with a spectacular sunrise at Miranda. The godwits and knots are beautifully coloured too. Come and see them on Sunday 9th and join us for Migration Day. Talk at 11am followed by bird watching. You might also see this hybrid stilt, it was infront of the hide yesterday.
It's late notice, but if you wake up Saturday morning and are wondering what to do with the first morning in March come and join in at ambury farm park for the goodbye to the godwits, then you can do it all again next week down at miranda- that's how cool the shorebirds are at this time of year! http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2014/goodbye-godwits-seaweek/auckland/mangere-bridge
Goodbye Godwits - Seaweek, The godwits are on their way, come along and say hooray. Bar ..., Ambury Regional Park, Auckland, Auckland, 1 March 2014,
So the Shorebird Centre website got hacked, its safe again now but a bit messy still. Sorry about that - we're working on it. Don't forget the open day - March 9 Sunday 11:00 am. Guest Speaker: Adrian Riegen – Waders in the Gulf of Carpentaria High Tide 2:30 so birdwatching afterwards. In the meantime here's a bittern picture from 2011, there have been a few sightings around the centre in the last few weeks. It's nice to have them back, no signs of breeding though.
An avian visitor to the Centre this afternoon. Keith captured it but soon dropped it. Kristell later came in, calmly captured it and let it out - she's so cool!