Hospital and rehabilitation


Our primary goal is to release all healthy and fully recovered birds back into their wild habitats. On admission, each patient is examined in our triage ward and receives a specialised care and rehabilitation plan to ensure the patient receives professional, science-based rehabilitation.

A unique “BCA cookbook for birds” has been developed by our team, ensuring the correctly balanced diet for recovery. Along with a General Ward and Seabird Clinic, we have an ICU (Intensive Care Unit) for providing life-supporting care to patients with grievous injuries, and Nurseries for raising orphaned baby birds.

Recovered birds re-gain their strength in tailored outdoor aviaries, or the swimming pool facilities, ahead of their release back into nature.

Although we primarily serve the greater Auckland Tāmaki Makaurau region, we receive national recognition for helping the rehabilitation of birds around the country. We respond to approx. 17,000 phone calls each year from the public, other wildlife rehabilitators, governmental and community organisations, each seeking our expert advice about the rehabilitation of wild birds. Our trained staff provide guidance and instruction for the bird’s treatment and care, and work closely with other domestic and international wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centres as well as frontline responders.