Graham Don

Senior Ecology Consultant

MSc (Hons) (Zoology), MRSNZ


09 887 6036


Specialising in

  • Marine Ecology
  • Ornithology – coastal and terrestrial bird surveys
  • Terrestrial bird surveys
  • Bioresearches project management
  • Fieldwork, peer review, client liaison and evidence presentation


Graham is a former Managing Director of Bioresearches Group. His experience spans 40 years as a specialist in ornithology and wildlife, estuarine and intertidal marina ecology and sediment contamination. 

He has worked across the field in all parts of New Zealand and the Chatham Islands from North Cape to Bluff, and his particular interest is coastal birds.

Graham has extensive experience in ecological survey, management and monitoring. He has provided Expert Evidence on behlaf a range of clients to local authority hearings as well as Boards of Enquiry and the Environment Court. 


Key projects include

  • Auckland International Airport bird hazard assessment – second runway
  • Puhoi-Warkworth Highway Board of Inquiry evidence on the terrestrial ecology
  • Marsden Cove long-term coastal bird monitoring
  • Refining New Zealand coastal bird surveys
  • Viaduct Basin redevelopment for the America’s Cup
  • Whangamata Marina long-term coastal bird monitoring
  • Terrestrial bird survey: 500ha Reefton beech forest