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The Best of New Zealand Birding


2017 has been our best birding year ever. We are seeing fantastic birds across our region and across New Zealand. A winter highlight has been the New Zealand dotterels at Ohiwa Harbour, with over 60 of this wonderful endemic species wintering over. As I write they are coloring up into their breeding plumage.

Our January 15-23, 2018 8 day birding tour is on and we are looking for a couple more people to join us in what will be a fantastic week of great birds, stunning scenery and cool company and yummy food. Email now to find our more [email protected]


For five years we have been doing our bit for conservation with 40 goodnature self setting traps. We along with Robbie from Nature Connection were the first concessionaires to operate these remarkable tools. When we started using them there was a bit of push-back from biodiversity professionals as these were relatively untried new technology. I had met the goodnature team during my time at Zealandia in Wellington and found them to be honest, design driven and focused on continual improvement. During this time goodnature have gone from strength to strength and are now a recognized tool for rat and stoat control.


Our education program continues to grow and this year we are introducing an overnight “conservation camp”. This involves a two days of fun, forests, friends and adventure. Our partnership with Sanctuary Mountain to deliver a conservation education program is well into its 5th year and we now have delivered education programs to over 10,000 students!


Drop us a line if you want an authentic nature-based experience. Come on a great day of hiking (we now have options in the Waikato, around Tauranga, in the spectacular Whirinaki forest, the best bits Tongariro National Park and more. Our birding tours are gaining in popularity for clients who want to see some of New Zealand’s peculiar birds. We are flexible so get in touch so we can curate an unforgettable memory of New Zealand nature.

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