These are ‘close encounter’ birding experiences, with the small groups and the site knowledge of our guides meaning you can often be close to birds without disturbing them or impacting on their natural behaviour. Canterbury hosts an extensive range of birding sites, ranging from estuarine wetlands to craggy mountain valleys.
A former Conservation Journalist and Communications Manager for New Zealand’s Department of Conservation, Steve has a passion for telling the stories of New Zealand’s birds and the environments in which they live. He has a lively, infectious manner that ensures his clients have a fun and interesting day out.
Whether you are a bird list ‘twitcher’ or keen bird photographer, Steve can get you to the birds you want to see, maximising your chances of a clear observations and great photographs. Steve is a skilled wildlife photographer; many of his photographs have been published internationally, including a cover photo for the prestigious ‘Nature’ science magazine. He happily shares his knowledge of how to get great bird photographs. His presentation “So Many Birds, So Little Time – a guide to maximising your chances of getting good bird photos on a bird-day-out” is a popular guest speaking slot at camera clubs throughout New Zealand.
A passionate conservationist, Steve has donated hundreds of volunteer hours and thousands of photographs to conservation causes in New Zealand.