Wild Bird Hospital

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

Welcome to BirdCare Aotearoa Wild Bird Hospital

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

We care for over 6,000 rescued wild birds every year. Our hospital services the greater Auckland region, extending as far as Northland and the Waikato. We provide phone support and advice nationwide.

Our dedicated team of wildlife rehabilitators, 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, 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 impact spans animal abuse investigations, environmental research, and education. Help us sustain these vital efforts.

Please make a generous donation to help our hospital to save our precious birdlife. Please consider giving a regular monthly contribution to help sustain our life-saving mission.

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Thank you very much to everyone who has supported our life-saving care of the babies in this campaign!

Burglary at BirdCare Aotearoa

We are devastated to share that BirdCare was broken into during the early hours of 23rd November.

Thankfully the birds were unharmed.

Police have advised to ask members of the public to come forward if they saw any suspicious activity around the premises in Avonleigh Road, Green Bay. For any information concerning the break-in please contact: support@birdcareaotearoa.org.nz

Please bear with us as we do our best to manage this difficult and extremely upsetting situation. Our small team is feeling very shaken by this.

We are still open from 8am-3pm for drop offs of any injured, sick, orphaned, attacked, or otherwise unwell wild birds in need.

Watch our Second Annual (Virtual) Baby Shower on Facebook

Available to view on Facebook 05/11/2023, 1:45pm-3:30pm

Join our hosts as they discuss what it takes to raise hundreds of native and non-native babies every summer, hear more about our centre, get a peek at the birds in care, see our wish list, and ask questions via the comments!

Event was hosted on Facebook Live https://fb.watch/ox9prY6T9H/

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

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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.