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

Welcome to BirdCare Aotearoa

Based at our Green Bay hospital we provide professional medical care and attention for wild New Zealand birds, both native and non-native, rescued by members of the public. We also provide education and training for volunteers and professionals who want to learn how to make more of a difference to our feathered friends.

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

Upcoming events

One-day Intensive Frontline Emergency Training

Workshop dates: 17 June, 22 July, 26 August 2021

Learning to respond safely and humanely to wildlife emergencies, and key skills/techniques necessary to successfully care for wildlife in need.

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

Latest news

A BIG thank you on behalf of our little blue penguins…

9th Jun
In March this year, hundreds of bird lovers like yourself gave generously to our...

A juvenile oyster catcher with expensive taste in food!

8th Jun
I arrived at hospital (BirdCare Aotearoa) with a very sore head (suspected head ...

How we waterproof a Cook’s Petrel!

31st May
We received 148 Cooks Petrels through our centre from mid-March to April –...

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 100% on financial contributions from our generous funders and supporters.

If you would like to support us financially, there are lots of ways you can contribute. You can make a one-off donation, organise a fundraiser, treat your family and friends to a gift certificate, or provide us with an item on our wish list.

There are also options for giving regularly, through your workplace or will and even by gifting someone a celebration!

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