Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre course
The Shorebird Centre runs a number of bird focused courses each year. Taught by experts in their fields, these hands-on courses provide a unique opportunity to expand your bird knowledge and skills while spending time in the peaceful, natural environment of the Pūkorokoro area.
Field Course
pukorokoro miranda shorebird centre course

The Field Course is perfect for any naturalist. Topics covered in past courses have included geology, botany, and entomology, but with a focus on birds, identification, catching, and details on ecology of some of our shorebirds.

Frequency: Every January

Duration: 7 days

Information: To register your interest and find out about availability for the next course email admin@shorebirds.org.nz.

2022 – 29 Jan – 4 Feb 2022 – CANCELLED due to Covid-19

2023 – 20-26 January – FULL – places offered to 2022 participants

Wader ID Course
Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre course

The Wader ID Course is a great introduction to the wonderful world of shorebirds. Time is split between sessions in the classroom, covering topics such as bird identification, bird taxonomy, counting birds and shorebird ecology, and time spent in the field, putting this knowledge into practice.

Frequency: Twice a year – October and November

Duration: 2.5 days

Information: To register your interest and find out about availability for the next course email admin@shorebirds.org.nz.

Dotterel Management Course
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The Dotterel Management Course is targeted at anyone involved in the management or field monitoring of dotterels, including agency staff and community volunteers. 

Frequency: Annually in September

Duration: 2.5 days

Information: To register your interest and find out about availability for the next course email admin@shorebirds.org.nz.


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