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 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.


Published on 27 March 2020

Conservation in Piha

Pest Free Piha screenshot

Right before the COVID-19 crisis hit New Zealand I did a bunch of work to help communicate the environmental work Pest Free Piha does in this tiny coastal village. Other than a simple website I also put together a little video showing the conservation work I have been involved with during my Piha years. The site and the video were supposed to be showcased in the WSL Piha Pro surfing event but unfortunately the whole thing was cancelled due to the current COVID-19 situation.


Published on 6 September 2019

NZTracker.org goes live

Waitakere Ranges park ranger Dan Real identyifing prints at Piha beach

I teamed up with Auckland-based designer and keen conservationist Shaun Lee to develop a website to help the public identify wildlife tracks.


Published on 8 April 2019

Chasing lizards on Rangitoto and Motutapu islands

Suter's Skink in Motutapu Island, April 2019.

What was supposed to be a weekend counting shorebirds at Rangitoto and Motutapu islands turned into a little lizard survey by surprise.