The Manawatu Estuary Trust enjoys giving people the opportunity to learn more about this very special place.

Every year the Manawatu Estuary Trust holds a

Welcome to the Birds Ceremony in October and

Farewell to the Birds in March.


These events invite the public to view the migratory birds. A short talk is given, and telescopes are provided so people can see the birds close up and identify the different wading birds.

The 2020 Welcome to the Birds was held on Saturday 10 October.

More information about the 2020 Welcome to the Birds is available here.

If you are interested in joining our email list so you hear details about these events, please contact us here.