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
Goldie is our Pacific Golden Plover, the Kuriri, the fourth most common of the Arctic migrants that visit us each summer, and probably the most beautiful. But Goldie has a problem. The number of Pacific Golden Plovers arriving in New
There was bad news – but possibly also a silver lining – from Australasian Bittern researcher Emma Williams when she addressed the mid-winter potluck dinner: bitterns, she told members, were about to be upgraded from ‘nationally endangered’ to ‘nationally critical’.
The Red-necked Stint is often overlooked because it is our smallest Arctic migrant about the size of a sparrow. But, as Rachel Hufton reports, it is well worth looking for. Amid the magnificent flocks of Bar-tailed Godwits, Red Knots and
The number of Pacific Golden Plover seen at Pūkorokoro-Miranda this summer may be the most ever recorded here, a development which will hopefully help inspire more research on where they come from, writes Jim Eagles. As we wandered from
If you are familiar with the natural features of the Pukorokoro Miranda coast and you are remembering your visits here, what is the first image that springs to mind? The shell banks per.haps? The massed flocks of godwits and what
PMNT’s groundbreaking work to locate – and consequently seek to protect – the roosts around the Yellow Sea vital to our migratory shorebirds has just taken two huge steps forward. One team of observers has just returned from North Korea