Ways you can support us

From making a one-off donation to committing to give a monthly contribution, every cent you give enables us to provide medical care for the thousands of birds who are brought to our rehabilitation centre.

Monthly giving

Everything we do depends on generous people like you. We receive NO government funding.

We need $600,000 each year to run our rehabilitation centre at Green Bay, Auckland.

We rely solely on the community to help us care for the thousands of wild birds we receive over each year that need life saving medical care and attention.

$20 will provide care for a bird for 1 day
$50 gives oxygen support for critically injured birds
$100 provides pain relief and physiotherapy for 6 Kereru
$200 will provide seabirds fresh fish for a month

Your monthly donation will make a sustainable difference to the wild birds of New Zealand.

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 every personality and any occasion, and every gift certificate purchased contributes to the work that we do at BirdCare Aotearoa.

Payroll giving

Payroll giving offers you the opportunity to support BirdCare Aotearoa directly by having your donation automatically deducted (pre-tax) from your salary.

If you donate more than $5, you are eligible for a tax rebate of a third of your donation.

Please contact your Payroll Administrator to set up payroll giving for BirdCare Aotearoa or to find out if your company participates in payroll giving.

For more information, your Payroll Administrator can email us at

Wish list

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

  • Dry kitten food (chicken/beef)
  • Eggs – hard boiled or fresh
  • Frozen mixed veges
  • Kumara
  • spinach
  • Mixed fruit, oranges, apples
  • Seasonal berries / wild berries
  • Mealworms – live & dried
  • Bloodworms – frozen
  • Brine shrimp – frozen
  • Puppy pads
  • Fly spray
  • Biscuits – for volunteers
  • Laundry powder, scent free
  • Black trash bags
  • Latex gloves, powder free
  • Multi-purpose cleaning spray, Eco-store
  • Marinara

Contact to donate any items from our wish list.

Donate a celebration

Donate a special occasion to fundraise for the care of our wild NZ birds…

Whether it’s a birthday celebration or wedding day in lieu of gifts, or in memory of someone special who has passed away, your generous gift will make your celebration all the more special. Set up your page and start fundraising today.

Please do let us know your plans by emailing so we can answer any questions you may have.



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Leaving a gift in your Will to BirdCare Aotearoa is one of the most powerful acts of generosity you can make, and leaves a lasting legacy for the wild birds of New Zealand. It is however, a big decision and we appreciate that you may wish to talk it over with your loved ones first.

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.

BirdCare Aotearoa exists only due to the kindness and generosity of bird lovers like you, and we rely 100% on donations and grants for funding. Over 6000 birds come through our first class rehabilitation centre each year to receive medical care and attention. A legacy will ensure that we can continue to provide the high quality veterinary care to all wild birds by providing the much needed funding for the years ahead.

We recommend you discuss your legacy wishes with your solicitor or trustee company when preparing your will to ensure you have the correct legal wording for the type of gift you wish to make.

If you are interested in supporting the work of BirdCare Aotearoa but would like further information, please call Lynn Miller at the centre who can answer any questions you may have.

Make a donation

Whether you’re making a generic donation to BirdCare Aotearoa or sponsoring a particular project, your generous support will help ensure that we can continue to provide medical attention and care to New Zealand’s native and non-native wild birds.

We are able to provide first class care for our wildlife because of your generosity and are most grateful for your kind donation.

If you would prefer to make your donation by bank transfer, our account details are BirdCare Aotearoa: 12-3029-0421056-50

And if you are sponsoring a particular cause, please add a comment in the reference field when making your payment.

Thank you from all the team at BirdCare Aotearoa.

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