Care and rehabilitation for sick, injured, and orphaned wild birds.

Welcome to BirdCare Aotearoa

Based in Green Bay, Auckland, we provide professional veterinary care and rehabilitation for sick, injured, and orphaned wild New Zealand birds who have been rescued by members of the public. We also provide education and training for professionals, volunteers and members of the public who want to learn how to make a positive difference in the lives of our feathered friends.

Birds come to us from throughout Aotearoa and with your generous support, we give them a second chance at life.

Recent Events

One-day Intensive Frontline Emergency Training
13 May, 17 June, 22 July & 28 October 2021

Learn to respond safely and humanely to wildlife emergencies, and develop skills to successfully care for wildlife in need.

Facilitator: Dr Lynn Miller, who will share her many years of experience teaching wildlife responders worldwide. Lynn developed and taught the course in MA, USA that was required for all front-line officers.

Keep an eye on our Events page, Facebook page, and subscribe to our newsletter for news about upcoming training.


Baby Shower
24 October 2021

Thank you to everybody who joined us at our first ever Baby Shower. We were delighted to be able to show you our newly renovated nurseries, the admissions process for baby birds, and introduce you to some of our youngest patients.

To watch the recording of this live event, visit our Facebook page.

Latest news

Parapara, the bird catcher tree

8th Sep
Parapara, also known as the bird catcher tree, is native to New Zealand. It typi...

The very hungry oystercatcher

29th Jul
Waitā the oystercatcher arrived depressed, severely underweight, with suspected...

A successful fundraiser!

19th Jul
  Thanks to the support of the community, BirdCare’s recent annual Th...

How you can help

Volunteer: From running errands to caring for birds, there is always lots to do and many ways you can help.

Fundraise: Get creative and have some fun while raising money to help support us in our life saving work.

Involve your business: Bring your team along to help out for a staff volunteer day or hold a fundraiser.

Join our team: Help make a difference by working alongside our small, friendly team of professionals.

Donate: Your donation will help us provide life saving medical care and attention for thousands of wild birds.

Ways to support us

As a non-profit organisation, we rely entirely on the support of our wonderful donors and sponsors.

If you would like to support us financially, there are many ways you can contribute. You can make a one-off donation, become a monthly donor, treat your family and friends to a gift certificate, or donate an item on our wish list.

There are also options for organising a fundraiser, giving through your workplace, or leaving a gift in your will.

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