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

Welcome to BirdCare Aotearoa

BirdCare Aotearoa is a registered charity dedicated to providing professional care and rehabilitation for sick, injured, and orphaned wild birds.

Based in Green Bay, Auckland, we are the largest avian hospital and rehabilitation centre in New Zealand by the sheer number of birds we care for, admitting over 6,000 birds annually.

Most birds are brought to us by members of the public, as well as by the SPCA, Department of Conservation, Auckland Council, Fish & Game New Zealand, Coastguard, Police, veterinary clinics, and other wildlife rehabilitators.

We also engage in research and advocacy, and 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.

Established in 2009 as the New Zealand Bird Rescue Charitable Trust (NZBRCT), we have evolved from a “cottage rescue centre” to a professional wildlife hospital and rehabilitation centre. In 2021, we rebranded to BirdCare Aotearoa.

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

Upcoming Event: Charity Art Auction

We will be listing a very special artwork soon to raise money for a native species habitat.

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates!

Latest news

2021-2022 Nursery Review

15th Apr
A day in the nursery goes a little something like this: arrive at 6.30-7.00am. W...

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...

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 non-profit organisation, 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 regular donor, treat your family or 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.

Our partners

Help us to help the wild birds of Aotearoa!

Our work would not be possible without 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.