Martin Bainbridge

Guest Lecturer

An enthusiastic bird watching teacher at his primary school in Hong Kong first got Martin interested in birds. His love of everything to do with wildlife sprang from there. After a career working in hospital pathology laboratories, Martin took a Zoology/Marine Science degree, thus finally gaining a qualification in something that was a passion.

He has travelled extensively, primarily in Peru, Guatemala and Mexico, and has been fortunate to have had wildlife encounters with Andean Condors, Caimen, Hummingbirds and river dolphins.

After moving to New Zealand in 2004, Martin has explored all four corners of his new homeland, as well as Stewart Island and far away Auckland Island. Martin says that part of the joy of working as a guest lecturer for Coral expeditions is a chance to show guests the amazing flora, fauna and landscapes of New Zealand. His favourites include the pristine temperate rain forests of Fiordland, a bird island reserve in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds and the wonderful heritage buildings in his hometown of Dunedin.