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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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Godwit flash flock flush!

A Godwit’s eye view of their swift escape from a Harrier – a self-preserving version of the Mexican wave! Thanks again to Emi Paggy.

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King Tide

This morning 45minutes before the “super moon king tide” at Pukorokoro Miranda. A lot of the shell-bank was covered but fortunately there was..

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NZ dotterel v. VOC

Variable oystercatchers are known for their fierce territoriality and will drive humans away from nests and chicks. Our NZ dotterel is much smaller..

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For those who met Wendi Lane last year when she did the Shorebird Guide role here, guess what she is up to this year… all aboard! 🙂

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