We are operating under the COVID-19 Protection Framework. Vaccine Passes will be required to enter or stay at the Shorebird Centre and share the scope with our Shoreguide. Please visit our COVID-19 Updates page for more information.

January is a great time to visit Pūkorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre. The arctic migrants are here and our New Zealand migrants are starting to arrive back from breeding down south. The whole gang is here. Make sure you come near high tide so the birds are close enough to see.

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

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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.

We have the most extensive collection of natural history books in the country. Browse local and international bird books, find a field guide on anything from mushrooms to reptiles and writings on flora, fauna, geology, conservation and more. There’s also a fun and engaging selection of books for tamariki of all ages.