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 – July 2021
Thu 1

12.00pm
Fri 2

1.00pm
Sat 3

2.00pm
Sun 4

3.00pm
Mon 5

4.00pm
Tue 6

5.00pm
Wed 7

5.30pm
Thu 8

6.30pm
Fri 9

7.00pm
Sat 10

7.30am
Sun 11

8.00am
Mon 12

9.00am
Tue 13

9.30am
Wed 14

10.00am
Thu 15

11.00am
Fri 16

11.30am
Sat 17

12.30am
Sun 18

1.30pm
Mon 19

2.30pm
Tue 20

3.30pm
Wed 21

4.30pm
Thu 22

5.30pm
Fri 23

6.30pm
Sat 24

7.30pm
Sun 25

7.30am
Mon 26

8.30am
Tue 27

9.30am
Wed 28

10.00am
Thu 29

11.00am
Fri 30

11.30am
Sat 31

12.30pm

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