Watch from our bird hides as thousands of shorebirds swirl in flocks over the beautiful coast and visit our centre to learn more about their fascinating world. Only an hour from Auckland and at the doorstep of the breathtaking Coromandel Peninsula, this is a hidden and peaceful gem for birders, locals and international guests.

The best bird-watching is two hours either side of high tide and you can find this information and more about our accommodation, book shop and what we have on offer to get the most out of your visit.


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Become more familiar with the birds you might see on your visit. Find out when they’re most likely to be here, some tips for spotting them and other fun facts.

News & Updates

Learn more about the Pūkorokoro Miranda Naturalists’ Trust and its work in these highlighted articles from our magazines and project updates.


Recent Sightings

Arctic Migrants & Vagrants

5200 Kuaka / Bar Tailed godwit
1000 Huahou / Red knot
37 Kuriri / Pacific golden plover
6 Turnstone
2 Red-necked stint
2 Whimbrel
1 Black-tailed godwit
1 Curlew sandpiper
1 Far-eastern curlew

New Zealand Species

470 Tarāpuka / Black-billed gulls
350 Torea / South Island Pied Oystercatcher
240 Ngutu parore / Wrybill
180 Taranui / Caspian tern
59 Kōtuku ngutupapa / Royal spoonbill
2 Tūturiwhatu / NZ Dotterel
1 Kōtuku / White heron
1 Tūturuatu / Shore plover
11 Banded rail (7 chicks)
Poaka / Pied stilt
Tōrea pango / Variable oystercatcher
White-faced heron