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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 Pukorkoro Miranda’s adventures in North Korea.  11 am so come for birding first.  More events.  Note the census date was incorrectly shown as Nov 20th, it is actually Nov 12th.  Meeting is still 1pm.  Come at 11 to help send the magazine out.


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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NZ BirdsOnLine www.http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz is first port of call when an unusual bird, like the grey plover, turns up. Its first sighting..

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The annual Pukorokoro Miranda week long field course is running at the moment. Chelsea is on the spot and sent this report: “With the field course..

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This is an update from Keith Woodley, Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre manager “The path from the Centre to the hides is closed, including..

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GOOD NEWS! The Shorebird Centre is now OPEN thanks to a huge effort by the team on site.The trails to the bird hides are still CLOSED until the..

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