Godwit Pukorokoro Miranda
Kuaka / Bar-tailed Godwit. Image credit: Phil Battley

April is a great time to visit Pūkorokoro – just make sure you come near high tide so the birds are close enough to see.

There are still godwits here. The birds set off in small groups each day but there are plenty still here for you to see.

You will get to see the godwits looking very plump and with lovely rusty red breeding plumage, and perhaps you’ll get to see a departure of birds as well. There are many other kinds of birds here at the moment too.

Visit the Shorebird Centre to learn about the birds, then head 2km down the road to the bird hides to view the birds.

Male godwit in breeding plumage. Image credit: Ian Southey
Located only an hour from Auckland, the Pūkorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre is an excellent stop to escape the city and have a look at some of New Zealand’s amazing birdlife.
Godwits and the endemic Wrybill are just two of the many species of shorebird you can find at Pūkorokoro Miranda. With numbers of shorebirds often exceeding 10,000 the coastline is a fascinating place to see these birds in their natural habitat.
Visit the Shorebird Centre and find out what birds are around, stay with us for a weekend escape from the bustle of the city or join us for one of our regular events.
wrybill pukorokoro miranda
Ngutu parore / Wrybill. Image credit: Preecha Prasertarporn

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