Published on 30 July 2021

Karepiro Bay shorebird count

Dacre Point seen from the northern end of Okura Walkway

Taking advantage of the perfect tidal conditions, this morning I counted the roosting shorebirds found between the Weiti river entrance and Dacre Point.


Published on 22 April 2021

Presenting at the Auckland NZ dotterel forum 2021

AKL NZ dotterel forum

After last year's cancellation due to COVID-19, the forum was back this year and I had the pleasure to give a talk.


Published on 13 January 2021

Piha conservation work featured at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand

Piha conservation work featured at Te Papa Tongarewa/Museum of New Zealand

Since I was in Wellington for a few days, I finally visited Te Papa's exhibition 'Te Taiao | Nature'. The expo features some of the conservation work I contributed to in Piha, among other success stories from around New Zealand.


Published on 10 January 2021

Alternative nest covers for shorebirds

Nest cover made from a plastic box and four wood stakes

I recently spotted some nest protective covers at Otamure Bay, in Northland, for nesting Northern New Zealand dotterel tūturiwhatu (Charadrius obscurus aquilonius).


Published on 24 November 2020

Auckland FOSS4G 2020 conference

Auckland FOSS4G 2020 conference

This year's FOSS4G SoTM Oceania conference was a mix of online and physical events scattered all over the continent. In Auckland we were lucky enough to have our own hub which I had the opportunity to join - and I was lucky enough to give a short talk.


Published on 17 November 2020

Wader Identification course recap

Bar-tailed godwits

I was fortunate enough to spend the last weekend doing a wader identification course at the Pūkorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre. After having had to postpone it the last two seasons, I was really looking forward to it and boy, it didn't disappoint. What an epic weekend of birding.