In Feb the arctic migrants are getting into their breeding plumage – red chests for the male godwits, fine brown barring for the females. A juvenile Black-billed Gull has unexpectedly took up residence in Widgery Lake, it left and in
As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations Pukorokoro Miranda is running two competitions to focus on our bird of the year: the Bar-tailed Godwit. The first is for school-aged children to design a poster about the life of the godwit (years
Another Eastern Curlew is spending time out on the shell bank, it arrived in time for viewing during the Field Course. The Wrybill and South Island Pied Oystercatchers are returning to Pukorokoro Miranda after breeding in the South Island. Our
Our events page has been updated to show the stunning line up of speakers that we have in 2015 – Year of the godwit and the trusts 40th anniversary.
The Greenshank was a nice addition to the bird list for a day, its a shame it didn’t stay around a bit longer, at least those looking for it got a chance to see the 2 glossy ibis that showed
Migrants and Vagrants c 500 Bar-tailed Godwit 1 Black-tailed Godwit c 400 Red Knot 2 Great Knot 2 Pacific Golden Plover 4 Ruddy Turnstone 2 Sharp-tailed Sandpiper 1 Marsh Sandpiper 3 Red-necked Stint 5 Curlew Sandpiper 1 Eastern Curlew NZ
We’ve added a new page to the website, all about reading bands and flags. If you have spotted any birds with bling over the summer learn what it could mean!
The godwits and knots are all here, and the juveniles are getting hard to spot. The Wrybill and South Island Pied Oystercatchers are returning from the breeding grounds so numbers are on the rise. The Black-billed Gulls nested successfully on the shellbanks,
University of Queensland Project Update 30th November 2013 9am – 1pm Miranda Shorebird Centre Millions of migratory shorebirds migrate from Arctic Russia and Alaska to Australia and New Zealand. We have discovered widespread population declines of staggering severity and rapidity,
There are plenty of godwits recently returned to Miranda, including a sprinkling of juveniles. The Black-billed Gulls appear to be attempting to breed on the shellbanks again this year and are keeping things chaotic. Its great to have the Red-necked