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Protect Native Bird Habitats

Get out and about in Northland’s beautiful environment and learn about our conservation efforts. There are many different options to choose from, which vary depending on the time of year, or if you’re not sure what you’d like to do, just contact us and we can help you decide!

Bream Head Bird Monitoring: Small groups head out early in the morning on designated tracks for around 3-5 hours, 4 times a year. This is ideal if you have an interest in ornithology and have good listening/hearing with a reasonable level of fitness.

The Busby Trappers: On the second Sunday of each month in the Urquharts Bay car park, volunteers meet to continue restoration work at Bream Head. This could include tree planting, weed clearing and checking possum and rat traps.

The Bream Head Predator Control: Regular checking, clearing, re-baiting and trap and bait stations are an important part of the extensive pest control work of the trust. This is a great opportunity to learn more about New Zealand’s predator control programmes.

The Smuggler’s Track Maintenance Group: Working to eliminate weeds.

Social Protocols

  1. Respect the environment - You will be out in nature for this experience so please help protect our environment by taking all your rubbish with you.
  2. Be a great listener - Have fun and stay safe by following instructions carefully.
  3. Be considerate of others - You’ll be part of a group, so it’s important to be kind and courteous.
  4. Be sun smart - Make sure you bring sunblock to protect yourself from the Kiwi sun (even on cloudy days!)

Cultural Protocols

  1. Don't be shy - Kiwis are very friendly, open people so this experience is a great opportunity to not be shy, smile lots and make some new friends.
  2. Hello and goodbye in Māori - If you want to start practising some basic Māori phrases, you could try using ‘Kia ora’ (hello) and ‘Ka kite’ (goodbye).
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