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

Welcome to BirdCare Aotearoa

Based in Green Bay, Auckland, we provide professional veterinary care and rehabilitation for sick, injured, and orphaned wild New Zealand birds who have been rescued by members of the public. We also provide education and training for professionals, volunteers and members of the public who want to learn how to make a positive difference in the lives of our feathered friends.

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

Upcoming event:
Ports of Auckland Round the Bays 2022

Event date: Sunday 6 March 2022
Sign-ups open: NOW!

For the first time ever, BirdCare Aotearoa is a listed charity in Aotearoa’s largest family fun run, the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays.

Sign up as an individual, as a family, or as a team of friends or colleagues – and walk, run, or fly to the finish line!

Or, if you’d prefer not to participate in the event, please support us with a donation.

Sign up or donate at:

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 entirely on the support of our wonderful donors and sponsors.

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 and friends to a gift certificate, or donate an item on our wish list.

There are also options for organising a fundraiser, giving through your workplace, or leaving a gift in your will.

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