Miranda Naturalists’ Trust (MNT) was represented at the 6th meeting of partners of the East Asian Australasian Flyway Partnership held at Palembang, Indonesia 19-23 March, 2012. The partnership is a voluntary network of governments, NGOs and corporations with a common
Images from our recently completed 14th annual Miranda Field Course. Edited to add: for a participants view of the Field course read this blog! Enrollments are now open for the next course, 9-15 January, 2013. Giant kokopu and koura. Photo:
Wrybill and Pied Oystercatcher numbers are increasing as South Island breeding birds return. Bittern have been confirmed breeding at Miranda for the first time since records began, with four well developed juveniles seen in late December. The sub-tropical weather system
These four bittern chicks raised near the Shorebird Centre were most welcome…. This Australian assisted immigrant photographed in our central courtyard this week was not.
The result of a very successful working bee last weekend is a new hide. Considerably larger and more elaborate than the current hide, it was built at the shorebird centre, then dismantled and taken down to the shell bank. It
Banded Rail are still being seen regularly in the mangroves at the carpark gate. Look back once you’ve parked your car. There have also been several sightings of Bittern in tha area lately. The Marsh sandpiper is still being seen
Our six day Field Course covers a lot of ground! intensive and fun! Join us from the 21st to 27th of January. Ornithology Shorebird identification catching and banding birds bird structure with a dissection shorebird monitoring techniques data collection and
The Miranda high tide roost is now covered in godwits and knots, including many juvenile godwits. Wrybill numbers are down to about 100 with all others away on their breeding grounds. The two gull-billed terns are still regulars near the