Photo : Samuel Bloch

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 the tide tables below. For future dates visit the LINZ predictions website and search for Thames.

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 2022


Sun 1

7.30am
Mon 2

8.15am
Tue 3

9.00am
Wed 4

9.30am
Thu 5

10.15am
Fri 6

11.00am
Sat 7

11.45am
Sun 8

12.15pm
Mon 9

1.15pm
Tue 10

2.00pm
Wed 11

3.00pm
Thu 12

4.00pm
Fri 13

4.45pm
Sat 14

5.45pm
Sun 15

6.30pm
Mon 16

7.30pm
Tue 17

7.30am
Wed 18

8.30am
Thu 19

9.30am
Fri 20

10.15am
Sat 21

11.15am
Sun 22

12.00pm
Mon 23

1.00pm
Tue 24

2.00pm
Wed 25

3.15pm
Thu 26

4.15pm
Fri 27

5.15pm
Sat 28

6.00pm
Sun 29

6.45pm
Mon 30

7.30pm
Tue 31

7.45am

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