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

Online Event: One-day Intensive Frontline Emergency Training

Workshop date: 28 October

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.


24 October

BirdCare Aotearoa is delighted to invite you to our first ever Baby Shower! Join us on Facebook Live for a tour around our newly revamped avian nurseries, and to meet our youngest patients. For more information, see our events page or check out the Facebook event!

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 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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