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 funded entirely by donations – Please help!

We care for approx. 6,000 rescued wild birds every year, including hundreds of orphaned baby birds. Our hospital primarily services the greater Auckland region, extending as far as Northland and the Waikato. We also provide phone support and advice to organisations and the public nationwide.

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BirdCare Aotearoa is entirely funded by the generosity of donations and grants. We are currently fundraising for $300,000 to upgrade the centre’s aviaries and facilities, to help recovering birds and fledgling chicks practice flying ahead of their release back into the wild.

These upgrades and additions to our facilities will also cater for increasing admissions, and provide additional quarantine capacity, ensuring we can continue giving life-saving care to rescued birds in the event of a major disease outbreak.


Click to Donate to our Help us Fly Campaign!

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, DOC, Council, Watercare and other organisations 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 Aotearoa 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. Your support will help us to save the lives of rescued wild birds, and contribute to conservation of NZ’s special birdlife.

Please donate to help our hospital save NZ’s treasured taonga birdlife.

Become a Friend of BirdCare Aotearoa by giving a recurring donation to help sustain our life-saving care of wild birds!

Seeking Volunteers

BirdCare Aotearoa relies on volunteers for helping with caring for the birds, cleaning, admin, raising bugs, and building and maintenance.

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

Friends of BirdCare Aotearoa

14th Jul
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Help us Fly Campaign!

9th Jul
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Bird Flu Information

21st Jun
A highly contagious and deadly strain of avian influenza, commonly known as “...

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 general.manager@birdcareaotearoa.org.nz to request our partnership prospectus.