The Shorebird Centre is an information and education facility, open to the public seven days a week.
The Centre opened in 1990. It is owned and operated by the Pūkorokoro Miranda Naturalists’ Trust, founded in 1975.

At the Shorebird Centre

We welcome visitors to come and explore the fascinating world of shorebirds with us. At the Centre you will find:

Up to date birding and other local information

General interpretation displays and talks

Overnight accommodation

Open days with speakers prominent in their fields

Habitat restoration projects with volunteer opportunities

Training courses

A meeting place


Our Aims

Advocate for shorebirds and their habitat.

Facilitate research and education.

Raise awareness of shorebirds, coastal ecology and the Pūkorokoro Miranda coastline.


Our Work

We are currently engaged in a number of ongoing projects including:

The East Asian Australasian Flyway partnership learn more

Godwit tracking and research learn more

Pacific Golden Plover tracking and research  learn more

Restoration of the wetland habitat at Pūkorokoro through native planting and predator control learn more

Publishing our quarterly magazine learn more

Running regular Wader ID courses and Field Courses learn more


Our Funding

We are an independent charitable trust and do not receive state funding.  Our main sources of income are membership subscriptions, donations, accommodation revenue, retail sales, grants and bequests.

Your support is always most welcome. You can become a member or donate to our work at the Shorebird Centre or online.