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Campaign to raise $300,000 for a Bird Flu Preparation Fund!

A highly contagious and deadly strain of avian influenza, commonly known as “bird flu,” is feared to land in New Zealand for the first time. To cope with this potential outbreak BirdCare Aotearoa needs support. “Bird flu,” is caused by the H5N1 virus, which has been wreaking havoc across Asia and Europe, and has recently been detected on ...

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Posted: June 21, 2024Category: Uncategorized

(Past Event) Watch our Second Annual Virtual Baby Shower on Facebook

Available to view on Facebook 05/11/2023, 1:45pm-3:30pm Join our hosts as they discuss what it takes to raise hundreds of native and non-native babies every summer, hear more about our centre, get a peek at the birds in care, see our wish list, and ask questions via the comments! Event was hosted on Facebook Live

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Posted: May 3, 2024Category: Uncategorized

Huge appreciation to Gree NZ and Realcold

A massive thanks to Gree New Zealand and Realcold NZ Ltd for donating two Gree Weka Hi-wall airconditioning units for our nurseries! Another huge thanks to Koolmakers for the installation of the units! It’s so important to be able to control the temperature in our nurseries to keep our patients comfortable even in the summer ...

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Posted: November 25, 2023Category: Uncategorized

Thank you to Tael – Business Advisors & Chartered Accountants

Our enormous gratitude to Tael – Business Advisors & Chartered Accountants for providing complimentary advice to BirdCare Aotearoa! Tael’s expert assistance is greatly appreciated as our charity seeks new ideas for financial support and sponsorship opportunities to secure a sustainable future for our wild bird hospital. Thank you very much Tael Solutions Ltd, your support is ...

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Posted: October 30, 2023Category: Uncategorized

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