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.
NEWS & UPDATES
16th September 2019 – Still Waiting
The latest transmitter reports tell us that Jim and JoJo are still fuelling up in the Arctic. Amanda hasn’t checked in this time so we will continue to watch this space. There have been reports of Godwits, Red Knots, Turnstone arriving on our shores so it won’t be long now and just yesterday a report of 2 very skinny but healthy looking Pacific Golden Plover in the Auckland area so they’re on the move already. The anticipation and excitement about their potential flight path is building around here, keeping an eye on the weather and looking for the best conditions for their departure. You can read more here about their unique journey’s and what this may mean. Visit our Where’s Goldie? page for all the updates and project information.
Follow the Kuriri on Google Earth
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. Download Google Earth and use the interactive maps to see exactly where the Kuriri are. Read more here.
Where are our birds now?
Here’s an overview of where the three Kuriri are on their migration.
|23 April 2019||Left Pūkorokoro Miranda|
|2 May 2019||Guam, Micronesia (c7,500km flight)|
|20 May 2019||Okinawa, Japan|
|26 May 2019||Shandong, China|
|7 June 2019||Heilongjiang, China|
|21 June 2019||Siberia|
|5 July 2019||Lake Selawik, Alaska|
|9 August 2019||Yukon Koskokwim Delta, Alaska|
|19 August 2019||Aleutian Island Chain, Alaska|
|21 August 2019||In flight back to Yukon Koskokwim Delta, Alaska|
|12 April 2019||Left Pūkorokoro Miranda|
|20 April 2019||Arrived Honshu, Japan (9,990km flight)|
|16 May 2019||Left Japan|
|19 May 2019||Yukon Koskokwim Delta, Alaska (4,740km flight)|
|2 August 2019||Kinak Bay, Alaska|
|Currently||Kinak Bay, Alaska|
|8 April 2019||Left Pūkorokoro Miranda|
|16 April 2019||Arrived Honshu, Japan (c9,000km flight)|
|17 May 2019||Honshu, Japan|
|23 May 2019||Siberia|
|29 May 2019||Yukon Koskokwim Delta, Alaska|
|Currently||Yukon Koskokwim Delta, Alaska|
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