Ways you can support us

Take positive action today and help us care for New Zealand’s precious wild birds. From a one-off donation to regular giving, your support gives wild birds a second chance at life. Thank you so much for caring!

Make a donation

Your donation helps ensure that BirdCare Aotearoa can continue to provide the highest standard of care to sick, injured, and orphaned wild birds.

Whether you choose to make a general donation or support a particular project, your generosity makes a real difference in the lives of wild birds. Thanks to you, birds will receive prompt veterinary care, nutritious food and safe housing – giving them the best possible chance of release back into the wild.

To make a credit card donation, simply fill out the form on this page. If you wish to donate towards a particular project, please add a note in the comments field.

If you would prefer to make a donation directly into our bank account, please use the details below.

Donation by bank transfer

Account name: New Zealand Bird Rescue Charitable Trust
Account number: 12-3029-0421056-50

When donating via bank transfer, please include the details below and email so that we can say thank you and send you a receipt.

Particulars: Surname, First name
Code: Your contact phone number
Reference: Donation (or the particular project, if relevant)

A receipt will be sent to you within 30 days.

BirdCare Aotearoa is a registered charity, registration no. CC37288, IRD no. 099-610-379, and legal name Trustees in the New Zealand Bird Rescue Charitable Trust. All donations over $5 are tax deductible.

BirdCare Aotearoa operates in New Zealand, uses SSL, does not store credit card details, and all payments are handled by a secure PCI compliant, third party.

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Regular giving

Everything we do depends on the generosity of people like you. We receive no government funding and rely entirely on our wonderful supporters to help us care for the thousands of birds brought to our centre every year.

We need around $650,000 each year to provide life-saving veterinary care and support to our patients.

  • $20 provides care for a bird for one day
  • $50 provides oxygen support for critically injured birds
  • $100 provides pain relief and physiotherapy for six kererū
  • $200 provides seabirds with fresh fish for one month

Your regular donation will make a sustainable difference to our organisation and is the most effective way to support our work throughout the year. By making a regular donation (e.g. weekly, monthly), you help reduce our administration costs and enable us to plan for the future, ensuring we can continue caring for birds all year round.

For regular giving, please set up an automatic payment to our bank account.

Account name: New Zealand Bird Rescue Charitable Trust
Account number: 12-3029-0421056-50

Please include the details below and email so that we can say thank you.

Particulars: Surname, First name
Code: Your contact phone number
Reference: Frequency of donation (e.g. ‘Weekly,’ ‘Monthly’)

Donations over $5 are tax deductible. You will receive one receipt at the end of the financial year.

Gift certificates

Make a real impact and bring a smile to someone’s face by making a donation in their honour with one of our gift certificates.

We have a wide range of gift certificates to choose from, with birds and images to suit all personalities and occasions. Every gift certificate purchased contributes directly to our work caring for sick, injured, and orphaned wild birds.

Wish list

If you would like to help us out with any of the following items, we promise we will put them to good use!

  • Chest freezers (good working condition – scratches and small dings are fine!)
  • Eggs – hard-boiled or fresh (free-range preferred)
  • Mealworms – live (from Bugfarm New Zealand) or dried (from Animates)
  • Bloodworms – frozen (from Animates)
  • Live crickets (from your garden, Inzect Direct or Hollywood Fish Farm)
  • Brine shrimp – frozen
  • Marinara
  • Dry kitten food (chicken / beef)
  • Frozen mixed vegetables
  • Frozen or fresh seasonal berries
  • Mixed fruit, including oranges, apples, kiwifruit, feijoas, grapes
  • Spinach / silverbeet
  • Kumara, pumpkin, carrots
  • Disposable gloves (powder-free, e.g. nitrile or latex)
  • Puppy pads
  • Laundry powder (fragrance-free)
  • Multi-purpose cleaning spray (fragrance-free)
  • Black trash bags
  • Fly spray

If you have any questions about donating items from our wish list (or any other items), please contact

Donate your tax credits

Support our precious birdlife by paying forward the tax credits of donations you have made in the past.

BirdCare Aotearoa is a registered charity, registration number CC37288. When claiming your donation rebate, please use our legal name: Trustees in the New Zealand Bird Rescue Charitable Trust.

All donations over $5 are tax deductible. To claim your rebate, you need to submit your donation receipts to the IRD. They have information on their website to guide you through the process. You can then choose to re-gift your donation rebate to us, amplifying the impact of your original donation – at no extra cost to you!

If you prefer not to deal with the IRD but would like to gift your tax rebate to us, we have made this easier for you – by partnering with Supergenerous.

Supergenerous, licensed by IRD, can claim your donation tax rebate on your behalf. It only takes a few minutes to sign up and they give you the option to gift your rebate back to us as a new donation. (It’s free to sign up but they take a fee of 10% + GST, if they secure a donation rebate for you).

Whether you choose to claim your rebate directly from the IRD or through Supergenerous, you can help give even more birds a second chance at life – without reaching into your pocket!


Thank you for considering including a gift to BirdCare Aotearoa in your Will. Leaving a gift in your Will is one of the most meaningful and powerful ways to support our work, and leaves a lasting legacy for the wild birds of New Zealand.

BirdCare Aotearoa exists only due to the kindness and generosity of bird lovers like you. Your gift will help ensure we can continue our work and provide the highest standard of care to wild birds in the future.

We understand that this is an important decision, which you may wish to talk over with your loved ones first. We recommend you discuss your legacy wishes with a solicitor to ensure your Will is correctly drawn up and that your wishes will be carried out exactly as you intended.

Should you decide to leave a gift in your Will, please do let us know so we can thank you appropriately for your generosity. Or if you would prefer to remain anonymous, we will respect your wishes. Your decisions regarding your Will are personal and private. We will not share your bequest information with any other organisation and all correspondence will be dealt with in confidence.

If you are interested in supporting BirdCare Aotearoa through your Will and would like to discuss this, please email or phone our General Manager, Lynn Miller on 021 084 37146.


BirdCare Aotearoa is competing to win a share of a MyGivingCircle grant in the June 2022 grants round.

Voting is free and you can vote once per week until 30 June. Please vote for BirdCare Aotearoa weekly to help us win a share of this grant.

If you are able to donate, MyGivingCircle will add one vote for every $1 donated – and more for regular giving.

VOTE FOR FREE today to help give wild birds a second chance at life! Click the blue button below to go to the MyGivingCircle voting page.

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Donate a celebration

Donate a special occasion to fundraise for New Zealand’s wild birds.

Whether it’s a birthday celebration, anniversary, wedding, or an occasion in memory of someone special who has passed away, your generous donation in lieu of gifts will make your celebration all the more special and will make a world of difference for the birds in our care.

Register your fundraiser on The Good Registry or GiveaLittle to get started. Please also email and let us know your plans!

Payroll giving

Payroll giving offers you the opportunity to support BirdCare Aotearoa by having your donation automatically deducted from your salary.

As with other donations, you are entitled to a tax credit of 33.33 cents for every dollar donated. However, instead of having to wait until the end of the tax year to receive the credit, 33.33 cents for every dollar donated is credited to your pay at the time of donation.

So, if you donate $20 fortnightly to BirdCare Aotearoa through payroll giving, it will only cost you $13 because you receive one third of your donation back as a tax credit immediately in your pay!

As payroll giving is still quite new to New Zealand, not all employers offer it. Just ask your manager or payroll administrator if your workplace participates in payroll giving. If not, please consider setting up a monthly donation to us instead.

Information for employers

As an employer, payroll giving is a great way to introduce corporate social responsibility to your organisation. Payroll giving can also boost staff morale and complement any existing volunteering and community engagement programmes you may offer.

For more information, please visit the IRD website or email