Makarora Field Camp for Young Birders

Start date: 08/01/2024
End date: 13/01/2024
All-day event
Location: Makarora

(14 – 18 years)

An educational event led by Aspiring Biodiversity Trust with Birds New Zealand, based at Makarora near the head of Lake Wānaka

  • Experience wrybill/ngutuparore, black-fronted tern/tarapirohe, black-billed gull/ tarapuka, banded dotterel/pohowera breeding on the braided river. The nearby beech/podocarp forest provides habitat for pīpipi, mohua, kākā, ruru. Remnant populations of rock wren/pīwauwau, kea and whio live in the alpine areas.
  • Take part in mist-netting, bird banding, 5 minute bird counts, predator control, river-bird survey, bat and moth surveys, and more!
  • Learn about geophysiography, biodiversity monitoring and threat management from practising experts.

Include this unique birding experience in your summer holidays!

Cost $450 per person.

Accommodation in cabins and meals catered.

To register your interest and obtain further details, email

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