Located only an hour from Auckland the Pūkorokoro 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 Pūkorokoro 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.


The Secret North Korea Stopover

A team from the Pūkorokoro Miranda Naturalists’ Trust have been travelling to China and North Korea for several years to survey the shorebirds in the Yellow Sea. This year they were followed by Mark Crysell and a TVNZ crew who brought us a closer look at their efforts to survey the birds in an area that very few people have an opportunity to see. Here’s the coverage of the latest trip:

TVNZ Sunday OnDemand – The Secret North Korea Stopover: Following the world’s migratory shorebirds

TVNZ Sunday Facebook – The Secret North Korea Stopover

NewstalkZB – Adrian Riegen: Getting into North Korea to watch birds ‘Never say never’

Stuff – Birds without borders: Bird watching in North Korea

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