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.
High Tides – April 2021
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