Events and Courses

2014 Open Days and Events

Note that times are different than usual due to unhelpful tides this year.

March 9 Sunday 11:00 am Autumn Migration Day. Guest Speaker: Adrian Riegen – Waders in the Gulf of Carpentaria  High Tide 2:30 so birdwatching afterwards.

May 25 Sunday 11:00 am Annual General Meeting Guest Speaker Dr Rochelle Constantine – Whales in the Hauraki Gulf High Tide at 4:30 so birdwatching good from 2pm.

June 22 Sunday OSNZ – Firth of Thames, Wader Census: All Welcome! Phone the us for further details.

August 23 Saturday Winter Potluck Dinner 6pm. Guest speakers John Stewart and Kay Milton - Black bin bags, plastic magpies and quail eggs – the ups and downs of life for terns on the Copland Islands in Northern Ireland. Working Bee 10 am – 2 pm Birdwatching 2 pm – 4 pm Come for one or all events!

October 12 2014 Sunday High tide at 10 so birdwatching from 10:00 Guest Speaker: to Be Announced.

November 9, 2014 OSNZ – Firth of Thames, Wader Census Contact the Centre for details

Courses 2014

Contact us for details and price.  More courses may be added so please check back.

September 2-4 2014: New Zealand Dotterel Management Course. Aimed at agencies, community groups and volunteers involved with monitoring and managing dotterels. Contact us for further details.


Courses 2015

Dates TBA The Miranda Field Course. Now in its sixteenth year the Miranda 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. For details of the previous course click here or contact the Centre on 09 2322781 or email us.