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
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
22nd April 2019 A Pacific Golden Plover – known to Maori as Kuriri – has touched down in Japan after a 9,000km flight which will greatly increase knowledge of the species and so help keep them coming to New Zealand
22nd March 2019 Pūkorokoro Miranda Naturalists’ Trust’s intensive campaign to catch 10 Pacific Golden Plover – or Kuriri – to fit with satellite tags has come to a halt for now with three birds successfully processed and poised to head