Recent Testimonials

It (Makarora Field Camp Jan 8-13th 2024) was absolutely amazing. So many expertise in so many different fields, saw morepork and brown creeper for the first time previously only heard. And my first encounter with wrybill, I learned soooo much! It was also incredible to connect with people who have a similar passion for birds.

Audrey – Queenstown

Very fun, definitely enjoyed it learnt heaps about NZ birdlife and ecological importance of the Makarora region, also met some amazing new people, very grateful for the experience, (Makarora Field Camp Jan 8-13th 2024)

Ethan – Auckland

I learnt so much from this week (Makarora Field Camp Jan 8-13th 2024) about the nature and wildlife in this area, the huge amount of work that the ABT puts into the conservation project and how the whole ecosystem matters. It really is an experience which I will remember for the rest of my life. …

Lucy – Auckland

This was a great experience and really awesome to reconnect with nature with likeminded people. I learnt a lot of new calls which is something I had never done, also learning about moths, skinks, and geckos which was completely new to me.

Jake – Whanganui

A lovely opportunity (Makarora Field Camp Jan 8-13th 2024) to experience the things I love with people who are different to me but enjoy the same things. It was very inspiring and provided insight into things I could pursue in the future.

Gutherie –Dunedin

I enjoyed it (Makarora Field Camp Jan 8-13th 2024) because it gave me insight of what happens around a conservation site. I learnt a lot more than I thought I would and absolutely loved it!

Jai – Gore

I wanted to say a massive thank you to Rachel, Nikky and Anthony for organising an amazing camp (Makarora Field Camp Jan 8-13th 2024). I know it requires a huge amount of time, energy, money and effort but please know it was truly appreciated and will be a formative experience for them all. It was …

Sara Dean (parent) – Auckland

The camp 9Makarora Field Camp Jan 8-13th 2024) exceeded what I thought it would be and it’s definitely added some different and broader perspectives and extended Caiden’s inspiration. Caiden has expressed that it was such a great experience, thanks for you and your team’s work putting this together.

Simon Benzeggar (parent) –Hamilton
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