Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre course
The Shorebird Centre runs a number of bird focused courses each year. Taught by experts in their fields, these hands-on courses provide a unique opportunity to expand your bird knowledge and skills while spending time in the peaceful, natural environment of the Pūkorokoro area.
Field Course
pukorokoro miranda shorebird centre course

The Field Course is perfect for any naturalist. Topics covered in past courses have included geology, botany, and entomology, but with a focus on birds, identification, catching, and details on ecology of some of our shorebirds.

Frequency: Twice a Year

Duration: 7 days

Dates for 2021: January 10-16th FULL. To join the waiting list email admin@shorebirds.org.nz

Wader ID Course
Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre course

The Wader ID Course is a great introduction to the wonderful world of shorebirds. Time is split between sessions in the classroom, covering topics such as bird identification, bird taxonomy, counting birds and shorebird ecology, and time spent in the field, putting this knowledge into practice.

Frequency: Twice a Year

Duration: 2.5 days

Dates for 2021: TBC. To register your interest email admin@shorebirds.org.nz

Dotterel Management Course
pukorokoro miranda shorebird centre course

The Dotterel Management Course is targeted at anyone involved in the management or field monitoring of dotterels, including agency staff and community volunteers. 

Frequency: Once a Year

Duration: 2.5 days

Dates for 2021: 31 August – 2 September. To enrol email admin@shorebirds.org.nz

Printmaking with Sandra Morris
Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre printmaking course Sandra Morris

At the Printmaking Course, join Sandra Morris (wildlife author/illustrator) for a weekend of nature sketching. Learn how to turn your drawings into simple linocut and drypoint etching prints. Suitable for all skill levels.

Frequency: Once a Year

Duration: 2.5 days

Dates for 2021: 23-25 April. Enquiries and enrolments, please email admin@shorebirds.org.nz

Nature Journalling with Sandra Morris
Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre course nature journalling Sandra Morris

At the Natural Journalling Course, learn how to draw for identification or just for pleasure from the natural world around the Shorebird Centre and local shellbanks.

Frequency: Once a Year

Duration: 2.5 days

Dates for 2021: 3-5 September. Enquiries and enrolments, please email admin@shorebirds.org.nz


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