What time of day is best?

The best time to see the birds is within two hours either side of High Tide.  As the tide comes in, the birds move from far out on the mud flats where they feed to areas closer in towards shore. See LINZ tide tables below

You can visit the Shorebird Centre 9am-5pm seven days a week, all year round.

What time of year is best?

There are always birds to see at Pūkorokoro, but different species are here at different times.

Godwits, and other Arctic migrants arrive in September and are here until the end of March.

Wrybill and other NZ migrants arrive in January and are here until June.

We also have birds that are resident here all year round.

Find out more

High Tides – April 2021
Thu 1

11.00am
Fri 2

11.30am
Sat 3

12.30pm
Sun 4

12.30pm
Mon 5

1.30pm
Tue 6

2.30pm
Wed 7

3.30pm
Thu 8

4.30pm
Fri 9

5.30am
Sat 10

6.30am
Sun 11

7.00pm
Mon 12

7.30am
Tue 13

8.00am
Wed 14

9.00am
Thu 15

9.30am
Fri 16

10.00am
Sat 17

10.30am
Sun 18

11.30am
Mon 19

12.00pm
Tue 20

1.00pm
Wed 21

1.30pm
Thu 22

2.30pm
Fri 23

3.30pm
Sat 24

4.30pm
Sun 25

5.30pm
Mon 26

6.30pm
Tue 27

7.30pm
Wed 28

7.30am
Thu 29

8.30am
Fri 30

9.30am

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