What time of day is best?

The best time to see the birds down at the bird hides is within two hours either side of High Tide.  As the tide comes in, the birds move from far out on the mud flats where they feed to areas closer in towards shore. See LINZ tide tables below

You can visit the Shorebird Centre 9am-5pm to learn about the birds, seven days a week, all year round.

What time of year is best?

There are always birds to see at Pūkorokoro, but different species are here at different times.

Godwits, and other Arctic migrants arrive in September and are here until the end of March.

Wrybill and other NZ migrants arrive in January and are here until June.

We also have birds that are resident here all year round.

Find out more

High Tides – May 2021
Sat 1

10.30am
Sun 2

11.00am
Mon 3

12.00pm
Tue 4

1.00pm
Wed 5

2.00pm
Thu 6

3.00pm
Fri 7

4.00pm
Sat 8

5.00pm
Sun 9

6.00pm
Mon 10

7.00pm
Tue 11

7.30pm
Wed 12

7.30am
Thu 13

8.30am
Fri 14

9.00am
Sat 15

9.30am
Sun 16

10.00am
Mon 17

11.00am
Tue 18

11.30am
Wed 19

12.30pm
Thu 20

1.00pm
Fri 21

2.00pm
Sat 22

3.00pm
Sun 23

4.00pm
Mon 24

5.00pm
Tue 25

6.00am
Wed 26

7.00pm
Thu 27

7.30am
Fri 28

8.30am
Sat 29

9.00am
Sun 30

10.00am
Mon 31

11.00am

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