BirdCare Aotearoa wild bird hospital is a charitable organisation and Department of Conservation permitted wildlife rehabilitation centre. With a highly professional and experienced team, we offer a holistic service with a breadth of care unlike any other avian hospital and rehabilitation centre in Aotearoa. Our staff are highly regarded and we are known for being at the forefront of bird care and rehabilitation.
As professional wildlife rehabilitators, we follow the guidelines of the Department of Conservation and the Wildlife Rehabilitators Network of New Zealand (WReNNZ).
Our General Manager from 2019-2023 Dr Lynn Miller continues to provide guidance and support, as BirdCare Aotearoa is affiliated with her new training organisation WildWays. CEO Dr Lynn Miller is currently the only wildlife rehabilitator in Aotearoa to hold the Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator (CWR) qualification, issued by the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC) and the National Wildlife Rehabilitation Association (NWRA). We follow the Code of Professional Ethics, established by the IWRC and NWRA and practiced by all Certified Wildlife Rehabilitators (CWR) as a condition of their unique qualification.
Collaboration is central to our work. We are a member of WReNNZ and we work closely with individuals and organisations, nationally and internationally, to ensure we use the depth of expertise and knowledge available. We share our knowledge in a variety of ways, including by providing technical, research, and educational support to frontline responders, other rehabilitation facilities, veterinarians, academic institutions, and communities throughout Aotearoa and globally.