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.

2023 – 20-26 January 2023

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
pukorokoro miranda shorebird centre course

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

Format: This year we are changing the format and will be running 1-day courses. See below for dates.

Information: For more information or to register please email admin@shorebirds.org.nz.

2022 Courses:

Tuesday 9th August 2022 – FULL
Thursday 11th August 2022 – FULL
Tuesday 16th August 2022 – FULL
Thursday 18th August 2022 – FULL
Nature Journaling

19th – 21st August 2023 – Join Sandra Morris (author/illustrator) for a weekend of nature sketching at the Pūkorokoro Shorebird Centre.

Click here for more details and email admin@shorebirds.org.nz to register.


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