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 – November 2021
Mon 1

5.00pm
Tue 2

5.30pm
Wed 3

6.30pm
Thu 4

7.30pm
Fri 5

8.00am
Sat 6

9.00am
Sun 7

9.30am
Mon 8

10.30am
Tue 9

11.30am
Wed 10

12.00pm
Thu 11

1.00pm
Fri 12

2.00pm
Sat 13

3.00pm
Sun 14

4.30pm
Mon 15

5.00pm
Tue 16

6.00pm
Wed 17

7.00pm
Thu 18

7.30pm
Fri 19

8.00am
Sat 20

9.00am
Sun 21

9.30am
Mon 22

10.00am
Tue 23

10.30am
Wed 24

11.00am
Thu 25

12.00pm
Fri 26

12.30pm
Sat 27

1.30pm
Sun 28

2.00pm
Mon 29

3.00pm
Tue 30

4.00pm

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