The vast wild expanse of the Shorebird Coast runs from the seaside village of Kaiaua in the North, around the edge of the shallow Firth of Thames, over chenier shell banks and stony beaches.  Journey through one of the most important ecological coastal and wetland areas for shorebirds in New Zealand

With nearly half of the population of the endemic Wrybill found here, and over 100 migratory bird species gracing the western shores of the Firth of Thames, the Pūkorokoro–Miranda Shorebird Centre is a mandatory stop for any birdwatcher or nature-lover. Look out for Godwits who arrive in October, making the shell flats home before migrating back to Alaska and Russia in March. 

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