15th October 2019 We now have lots of our Arctic migrants ‘home’. At the last count there were 4,150 godwit, 1,080 red knot and 16 Pacific golden plover. We are still eagerly awaiting the arrival of JoJo, Amanda and wee
2nd October 2019 An update from Lee Tibbitts at the US Geological Survey on the 23rd September 2019 confirmed that JoJo had left Alaska, flew over the Hawaiian Islands and then stopped, at least for a time at Teraina (or
Best bird watching is two hours either side of high tide. Migrants and Vagrants 2100 Bar-tailed Godwit 1080 Red Knot 16 Pacific Golden Plover 3 Far-eastern Curlew 2 Turnstone 2 Whimbrel 1 Chestnut-breasted shelduck NZ Species 300 South Island Pied
Best bird watching is two hours eitherside of high tide. Migrants and Vagrants440 Bar-tailed Godwit100 Red Knot1 Glossy Ibis1 Black-tailed Godwit NZ Species5140 South Island Pied Oystercatcher2000 Wrybill162 Banded Dotterel52 Royal Spoonbill20 Caspian Tern8 Variable Oystercatcher1 KotukuAustralasian ShovelerBanded RailBlack-billed GullHybrid Black
23rd August 2019 The transmitters have started to send data more frequently in anticipation of the Pacific Golden Plovers long migration south to New Zealand, which could start at any time now. JoJo and Amanda are hopping about at sites
11th July 2019 And so the excitement continues. The latest satellite report indicates that Wee Jimmy arrived in Alaska on 5th July 2019, after a 16,600km journey from Pūkorokoro which took 73 days, and is resting up near Lake Selawik.
27th May 2018 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. In 2018 they were followed by Mark Crysell and a
You can watch with us as we follow the Pacific Golden Plovers on their journey up to the arctic to breed and back to us in summer. Visit the Dropbox folder below for the latest files and instructions on how
3rd May 2019 All three of the Kuriri – or Pacific Golden Plovers – we fitted with satellite tags have been successfully tracked across the Pacific and are now well on their way to their breeding grounds in the Arctic.
18th December 2018 Right now there are around 60 Pacific Golden Plover at the Robert Findlay Wildlife Reserve adjacent to the Shorebird Centre. That’s a good number because in the past 10 years the annual counts for the National Wader