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Thank you to Pub Charity for funding $10,800 towards one of our Native Nursery team members!

The funding provided for one of our native bird nursery team member’s wages contributed to the successful raising of hundreds of orphaned native chicks at BirdCare Aotearoa.A few examples of native chicks which were raised by our dedicated team are tūī, ruru/moreporks, kererū/NZ (wood) pigeons, kōtare/kingfishers, pīwakawaka/fantails, pipiwharauroa/shining cuckoo, tahou/silvereyes, riroriro/grey warblers, kahu/swamp harrrier (hawk), ...

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Posted: August 15, 2023Category: Uncategorized

Generosity Generator: thank you for helping us raise over $20,000!

Our Generosity Generator crowdfunder has now closed. Thanks to your incredible generosity, we raised over $20,000! This is a huge boost ahead of what we expect to be our busiest ever baby bird season. Heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you who donated, shared our campaign with others, or helped in any other way. ...

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Posted: June 29, 2023Category: Uncategorized

Protect our Petrels – New website

Introducing a new website coordinated by BirdCare Aotearoa team member and University of Auckland PhD student Ariel-Micaiah Heswall along with other passionate individuals, with the goal of promoting the conservation of Aotearoa’s native seabirds.  About Driven by a passion to conserve seabirds, Protect Our Petrels began in 2022 when Auckland community members decided that enough ...

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Posted: January 1, 2023Category: Uncategorized

Tabletop exercise was a success

Wildlife Welfare – Creating Preparedness for a Potential Catastrophic Weather Event.   Wildlife welfare is now incorporated in the Civil Defence ‘Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS)’. BirdCare Aotearoa recently coordinated a Tabletop exercise to build preparedness for a catastrophic weather event impacting wildlife.  Delegates from various organisations worked together during a simulated exercise to develop a ...

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Posted: October 29, 2022Category: Uncategorized

Parapara, the bird catcher tree

Parapara, also known as the bird catcher tree, is native to New Zealand. It typically grows on islands and coastal areas of the North Island, and is present in Auckland. In spring-summer, parapara seeds develop a glue-like coating which is designed to help with seed dispersal. This coating remains sticky for months, and traps birds ...

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Posted: September 8, 2021Tags: , , Category: Uncategorized

A BIG thank you on behalf of our little blue penguins…

In March this year, hundreds of bird lovers like yourself gave generously to our matched giving campaign. Thanks to YOU, we raised over $13,800 to build a dedicated, predator-free waterbird enclosure for our little blue penguins, to give them the best chance of survival in a stress free environment. We are so grateful for the ...

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Posted: June 9, 2021Category: Uncategorized