Please bring sick or injured birds straight to our centre during opening hours. You do not need to call us first. You are welcome to call but we may not be able to answer the phone during busy periods.

Which birds do we accept?

We accept native and non-native wild birds.

All birds are treated and rehabilitated for release wherever possible. Birds are euthanised only if there is no other option, and only as a last resort.

We do not accept:

  • Roosters and chickens – please contact The Animal Sanctuary for advice.
  • Pet birds – if you find a lost or abandoned pet bird, please contact your nearest SPCA centre.

After-hours emergencies

If a bird requires urgent veterinary attention outside of our opening hours, we recommend contacting your nearest emergency veterinary clinic.

If you find any seabirds or endangered species outside of opening hours, and need advice, please contact DOC 0800 362 468 for help.

Please see our FAQs for more information.

Contact details

027 816 9219

74 Avonleigh Road,
Green Bay, Auckland
If you have any questions or need advice about a bird, you are welcome to phone us between 8am and 4pm daily. During busy periods we may not always be able to answer – please refer to FAQs which may help with your query.

For general enquiries:

Please do not use email for emergencies – we may not be able to respond quickly enough.

Opening hours

We are open for bird drop-offs from 8am to 3pm every day, except the following days when we are closed:

  • Christmas Day (25 December)
  • Boxing Day (26 December)
  • New Year’s Day (1 January)
  • Day after New Year’s Day (2 January)

As a charity, we rely entirely on the support of the community to care for birds brought to our rehabilitation centre. A donation for the care of the bird you rescued will be kindly requested and very much appreciated when you visit.