Pūkorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre is a community facility, open to the public seven days a week.
We are a centre for information, education and research on shorebirds.
We offer accommodation, and have facilities available for hire to the community.
Down the road from the Centre, you can follow the accessible boardwalks out to three bird hides.
The Shorebird Centre opened in 1990. It is owned and operated by the Pūkorokoro Miranda Naturalists’ Trust, founded in 1975.
At the Shorebird Centre
At the Shorebird Centre we welcome visitors to come and explore the fascinating world of shorebirds with us. At the Centre you will find:
- Up to date birding and other local information
- General interpretation displays and talks
- A meeting place for the community
- Overnight accommodation
- Open days with speakers prominent in their fields
- Habitat restoration projects with volunteer opportunities
- Training courses
Shorebird Centre Aims
The Shorebird Centre’s aims are to:
- Advocate for shorebirds and their habitat.
- Facilitate research and education.
- Raise awareness of shorebirds, coastal ecology and the Pūkorokoro Miranda coastline.
The Shorebird Centre is currently engaged in a number of ongoing projects including:
The East Asian Australasian Flyway partnership GODWIT TRACKING AND RESEARCH PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER TRACKING AND RESEARCH RESTORATION OF THE WETLAND HABITAT THROUGH NATIVE PLANTING & PREDATOR CONTROL PUBLISHING OUR QUARTERLY MAGAZINE HOLDING REGULAR WADER ID, DOTTEREL MANAGEMENT, FIELD COURSES
We are an independent charitable trust . Our main sources of income are membership subscriptions, donations, accommodation revenue, retail sales, grants and bequests.
Your support is always most welcome. You can become a member or donate to our work at the Shorebird Centre or online.