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

2490 Kuaka / Bar Tailed godwit
30 Huahou / Red knot
1 Black-tailed godwit
3 Kuriri / Pacific golden plover
6 Turnstone

New Zealand Species

~400 Torea / South Island Pied Oystercatcher
~560 Ngutu parore / Wrybill
180 Caspian tern
50 Royal spoonbill
~400 Black-billed gull
2 NZ Dotterel
1 Matuku-hūrepo / Bittern
1 Black-fronted tern
1 Kotuku / White heron
Banded rail
Banded dotterel
Poaka / Pied stilt
Torea pango / Variable oystercatcher
White-faced heron