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
Open days with speakers prominent in their fields
Habitat restoration projects with volunteer opportunities
A meeting place
Advocate for shorebirds and their habitat.
Facilitate research and education.
Raise awareness of shorebirds, coastal ecology and the Pūkorokoro Miranda coastline.
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
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.