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 – September 2021
Wed 1

2.30pm
Thu 2

3.30pm
Fri 3

4.30pm
Sat 4

5.00pm
Sun 5

6.00pm
Mon 6

6.30pm
Tue 7

7.00am
Wed 8

8.00am
Thu 9

8.30am
Fri 10

9.30am
Sat 11

10.00am
Sun 12

11.00am
Mon 13

11.30am
Tue 14

12.30pm
Wed 15

1.30pm
Thu 16

3.00pm
Fri 17

4.00pm
Sat 18

5.00pm
Sun 19

6.00pm
Mon 20

7.00pm
Tue 21

7.00am
Wed 22

8.00am
Thu 23

8.30am
Fri 24

9.30am
Sat 25

10.00am
Sun 26

11.30am
Mon 27

12.00pm
Tue 28

1.00pm
Wed 29

1.30pm
Thu 30

2.30pm

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