Ways you can support us

From a one-off donation to committing to monthly giving, your support gives wild birds a second chance at life. Thank you so much for caring!

Make a donation

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

Your kindness means that all birds will receive prompt veterinary care, nutritious food and suitable habitats – giving them the best possible chance of release back into the wild.

Whether you’re making a general donation or supporting a particular project, your generosity will directly support the birds in our care. If you wish to donate to a particular project, please add a note in the comments field when making your payment.

Thank you so much for caring for New Zealand’s wild birds. We truly appreciate your support.

Bank transfer

If you would prefer to make your donation by bank transfer, our bank account number is: 12-3029-0421056-50.


Charitable giving

You can claim 33.33 cents for every dollar you donate to approved charities such as BirdCare Aotearoa. BirdCare Aotearoa is an approved donee organisation, listed on the IRD website under our legal name: TRUSTEES IN THE NEW ZEALAND BIRD RESCUE CHARITABLE TRUST.

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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Monthly 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 rehabilitation 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 monthly donation will make a sustainable difference to the wild birds in our care and is the most effective way to support our work throughout the year. Regular giving means we can spend less time fundraising and more time caring for birds.

For monthly giving, please set up an automatic payment to the bank account for BirdCare Aotearoa: 12-3029-0421056-50

Gift certificates

Make someone smile and make a real impact by making a donation in their honour with one of our BirdCare Aotearoa 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.


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

Voting is free and you can vote once per week. 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.

Wish list

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

The first three items – eggs, live mealworms and frozen bloodworms – are  those we need most urgently at present.

  • Eggs – hard-boiled or fresh (free-range preferred)
  • Mealworms – live (available from Bugfarm New Zealand)
  • Bloodworms – frozen (available from Animates)
  • Mealworms – dried (available from Animates)
  • Brine shrimp – frozen
  • Dry kitten food (chicken / beef)
  • Frozen mixed vegetables
  • Kumara
  • Spinach
  • Mixed fruit, oranges, apples
  • Seasonal berries / wild berries
  • Marinara
  • Puppy pads
  • Fly spray
  • Laundry powder (fragrance-free, e.g. ecostore)
  • Black trash bags
  • Disposable gloves (powder free, e.g. nitrile or latex)
  • Multi-purpose cleaning spray (fragrance-free, e.g. ecostore)

Please contact to donate any items from our wish list.

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!


Leaving a gift in your Will to BirdCare Aotearoa 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. A legacy will ensure that we can continue to provide the highest standard of veterinary care to wild birds by ensuring much-needed funding for the years ahead.

We appreciate 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 your solicitor to ensure your Will contains the correct wording for the type of gift you wish to make.

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 like to remain anonymous, we are happy to respect your wishes.

If you are interested in supporting the work of BirdCare Aotearoa through your Will and would like to discuss this, please email or phone our centre on 027 816 9219 and ask to speak with our General Manager, Lynn Miller.

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