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.
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.
Arctic Migrants & Vagrants
5200 Kuaka / Bar-tailed godwit
1000 Huahou / Red knot
61 Kuriri / Pacific golden plover
2 Red-necked stint
1 Curlew sandpiper
1 Far-eastern curlew
1 White-winged black tern
New Zealand Species
470 Tarāpuka / Black-billed gulls
350 Torea / South Island Pied Oystercatcher
410 Ngutu parore / Wrybill
59 Kōtuku ngutupapa / Royal spoonbill
12 Pohowera / Banded dotterel
11 Banded rail (7 chicks)
4 Tūturiwhatu / NZ Dotterel
3 Taratimoho / NZ Dabchick
Poaka / Pied stilt
Taranui / Caspian tern
Tōrea pango / Variable oystercatcher