Located only an hour from Auckland the Pūkorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre is an excellent stop to escape the city and have a look at some of New Zealand’s amazing birdlife. With nearly half of the population of the endemic Wrybill found at Pūkorokoro Miranda during part of the year, and with numbers of shorebirds often exceeding 10,000 the coastline is almost a mandatory stop for any birdwatcher passing by.

Visit the Shorebird Centre and find out what birds are around, stay with us for a weekend escape from the bustle of the city or join us for one of our regular events.


2nd November 2020 – Our New World Record Holder!

Here at the Shorebird Centre we’ve been feeling very popular lately. That’s all thanks to a certain Pūkorokoro-Miranda resident whose flying prowess has garnered us a lot of media attention over the last few weeks. Read more here.

3rd October 2020 – The Godwits Return

Much has happened in Aotearoa and across the globe since our Arctic migrants left us in March. Now we are excited to welcome them “home”. The return of the godwits has been even more thrilling this season as the Global Flyway Network Project has made it possible to follow some birds as they make their way across the world. Read more here.

14th July 2020 – Kuriri Project – Documentary Update

Johan Kok from WildImages.co has shared the latest documentary update of the Kuriri project from the summer catching to the latest news. Read and watch more here.

7th July 2020 – Kuriri Project – Guess who checked in…

Here is an update on the travels of the Kuriri this winter. You can read more about who and where here.

More News and Updates


WHERE’S GOLDIE? – Following Pacific Golden Plover

Our current project follows the Kuriri or Pacific Golden Plover once they leave our shores to see where they go to breed and where they stop along the way. All with the aim to protect their declining numbers.

Visit our Where’s Goldie? project page to meet the birds we’ve managed to fit with satellite transmitters, follow them on their journey and watch our progress.

Thanks for following!