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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 OSNZ Wader Census June 18th 11:30 am

If you’ve ever wanted to be involved in wader counting then come and join us for the Firth of Thames Census. Meet at the Centre 11:30, normally finished by about 3.  People with all levels of expertise welcome.

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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Pukorokoro Miranda on Facebook

A recent rare visitor to Pukorokoro Miranda was a Northern Shoveller spotted and Photographed by Janey Vaughan. Thanks Ian Southey for the following..

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Thames-Coromandel District Council

The Shorebird Centre is looking forward to the celebration, and seeing the bird costumes. Well done to all involved.

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Visitors to the hide at Pukorokoro Miranda will notice that a nice wide, level and compacted walkway has been constructed thanks to the generosity..

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Timeline Photos

We are now enjoying the wrybill at Pukorokoro Miranda but we are very much aware that this is due to the conservation efforts elsewhere. Work..

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