Wrybill (Anarhynchus frontalis) is a NZ endemic shorebird unique for the asymmetric bill that it uses to flip stones in search of invertebrates. There is a population of wrybills that congregates each season on the mudflats near Miranda about an hour’s drive south-east from Auckland. The Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre is a brilliant place to stop in to for information about the shorebirds that visit this area.

Photo taken by Alexei Drummond on 5 January 2011, Miranda, NZ