Wild Bird Hospital

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

Welcome to BirdCare Aotearoa

NZ’s largest Wild Bird Hospital & Rehabilitation Centre. We are a charity based in Green Bay, Auckland. We are donation funded – please help!

In the past five years, BirdCare Aotearoa (BCA) has taken in 31,043 birds, a staggering 6,000 annually!

We are the largest wild bird rehabilitation centre in New Zealand by intake, and service the greater Auckland region, extending as far as Northland and the Waikato.

Our dedicated team of wildlife rehabbers, academic researchers and consulting vets ensures each bird receives expert care and rehabilitation. We rely on the support of a large team of dedicated volunteers to help run the centre, and engage with the community with education, advocacy and events.

Vet clinics, the SPCA and DOC rely on us to take in many of the wild birds they receive, on top of the high number we receive directly from the public.

BirdCare assists all wild birds brought in and is fully DOC-permitted for endangered and at-risk species. Our centre provides phone support NZ wide.

Through integrity, care and dedication, BirdCare has built up great public trust. Someone finds a bird in need? We’re the ones they turn to.

Our impact spans animal abuse investigations, environmental research, and education. Help us sustain these vital efforts.

Declining funds and rising costs jeopardize our mission. We urgently need your support.

Please make a generous donation to save our bird hospital. Consider giving a regular monthly contribution for our life-saving mission.

By 2024, without aid, we risk closure. Protect our taonga, our precious birdlife.

Secure the future of our wild bird hospital. Please Donate Today!

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Seeking Volunteers

BirdCare Aotearoa is currently in search of more volunteers, in particular for helping to care for maintenance, building, and raising bugs. We are also seeking volunteers for select days to help in our main hospital.

If you or anyone you know may be interested in joining our team as a volunteer, and are based in Auckland, over 18 years of age, and available for a minimum of one 5-hour shift per week, please click here to find the list of currently available volunteer roles or email volunteer@birdcareaotearoa.org.nz for more information.

Volunteering roles are hugely rewarding, and are essential to the operation of BirdCare Aotearoa. Full training is provided in relation to bird handling and care. We are extremely grateful for the support of all of our wonderful volunteers, we couldn’t do this without you.

Latest news

Thank you to Pub Charity for funding $10,800 towards one of our Native Nursery team members!

15th Aug
The funding provided for one of our native bird nursery team member’s wage...

Good in the Hood: A huge thank you to Z Energy!

29th Jun
BirdCare Aotearoa received a total of $2,780 as a result of the awesome votes re...

Thank you, Karcher!

29th Jun
BirdCare Aotearoa would like to give a huge thank you to Kärcher Home & Gar...

How you can help

Volunteer: From running errands to gardening, maintenance and caring for birds, there are many ways you can help.

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

Involve your business: Get your team together for a volunteer day or hold a fundraiser.

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

Donate: Your donation will help us provide life-saving veterinary care for thousands of wild birds.

Ways to support us

As a charity, we rely entirely on the support of our wonderful donors and partners.

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 or friends to a gift certificate, or donate items or services from our wish list.

You can also organise a fundraising event, set up a gift registry in BirdCare Aotearoa’s name, donate through payroll giving, or leave BirdCare Aotearoa a gift in your will.

Our partners

Help us to help the wild birds of Aotearoa!

Our work is only possible because of the generosity of our partners. We have many exciting opportunities for businesses to contribute to our work. If you would like to partner with us, please email support@birdcareaotearoa.org.nz.