We run a variety of workshops, social fundraisers, and other events throughout the year. Scroll down to see what events are coming up.

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. We’re absolutely blown away by your generosity.

If you didn’t manage to donate in time, you’re most welcome to make a donation directly through our website.

Cook's Petrel for Bird of the Year!

Voting open: Monday 17 October – Sunday 30 October 2022

Have you heard we’re running our first-ever Bird of the Year (BOTY) campaign? That’s right – BirdCare Aotearoa is proud to be campaigning for the beloved Cook’s petrel (tītī) for BOTY 2022!

Follow our campaign at the links below and be sure to #votecookie when BOTY voting opens on 17 October!

Tabletop Exercise: Building Community Preparedness to Protect Wildlife

Date: Tuesday 18 October 2022
Time: 8.30am – 4.30pm
Location: Auckland Zoo, 99 Motions Road, Western Springs (in-person or via Zoom)

The global increase in extreme weather events due to the climate crisis means New Zealand will not be immune to its impacts. Much has been done to prepare for events impacting people, their pets, and the agricultural animals around us. But how will our precious wildlife fare? This event, which is part of the Auckland Climate Festival, will explore the issues, resources, and possible outcomes for some of our most vulnerable avifauna.

Join BirdCare Aotearoa and other collaborating individuals and organisations as we prepare our response to a mock disaster scenario and build plans to reduce harm to wildlife. We look forward to harnessing the collective knowledge and expertise of all participants to ensure a co-ordinated disaster response.

For more information or to register your interest, please contact our General Manager, Lynn Miller on 021 084 37146 or

Auckland Marathon

Date: Sunday 30 October 2022
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

For the first time ever, BirdCare Aotearoa is a listed charity in the Auckland Marathon! There’s still time to train, so sign up as an individual, family, or team of friends or colleagues – and run for the birds! There are also shorter distances (21 km, 11 km, 5 km) and a kid’s option available. Visit our campaign page for more information.


We run a variety of in-person and online workshops for veterinary and wildlife professionals, volunteers, and members of the public.

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for news about upcoming training.

Past events

One-day Intensive Frontline Emergency Training
13 May, 17 June, 22 July & 28 October 2021

Learn to respond safely and humanely to wildlife emergencies, and develop skills to successfully care for wildlife in need.

Facilitator: Dr Lynn Miller, who will share her many years of experience teaching wildlife responders worldwide. Lynn developed and taught the course in MA, USA that was required for all front-line officers.

Wild Bird Rescue 101 and Advanced Avian Rehabilitation Workshops
5 & 6 March 2021

Community Day

WATCH THIS SPACE – Postponed until further notice

Due to Covid restrictions, most of our in-person events are on hold. We look forward to seeing you online – and hopefully in person – soon!

Past Event: Baby Shower

24 October 2021

BirdCare Aotearoa was delighted to host our first ever Baby Shower!

Thank you to everyone who joined us. We were delighted to be able to show you our newly renovated nurseries, the admissions process for baby birds, and introduce you to some of our youngest patients.

You can watch a recording of this event on Facebook or YouTube.