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

Past Event: EcoFest - Tour of BirdCare Aotearoa

Saturday 18th March 2-4pm

Join us for an EcoFest Event – Tour of BirdCare Aotearoa

74 Avonleigh Road, Green Bay

Adults $20, child 12-18 years $15, unsuitable for children under 12 years.

Booking required: 

A tour of BirdCare Aotearoa’s facilities to see behind the scenes at this wild bird hospital and meet some of the beautiful patients in care. This is a special opportunity to learn about our life-saving care of rescued wild birds, and how our advocacy of bird safety contributes to conservation outcomes for precious taonga species. Brought to you by BirdCare Aotearoa.

Tickets are limited to 50 attendees.

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Past Event: Good in the Hood

Date: 26th September – 24th October 2022
We were selected as finalists in these four locations: Z Mairangi Bay, Milford, Sylvia Park & Tom Pearce Drive (airport)

A huge thank you to Z Energy for the Good in the Hood campaign!

BirdCare Aotearoa received a total of $2,780 as a result of the awesome votes we received across the four stations.

We are very grateful for the wonderful support – this will help to feed a lot of hungry baby birds this summer!

Past Event: Cook's Petrel for Bird of the Year!

Voting open: 17th October – 30th October 2022
Location: Online

This year we ran our first-ever Bird of the Year campaign? That’s right – BirdCare Aotearoa is proud to have campaigned for the beloved Cook’s petrel (tītī) for Bird of the Year 2022 – Look out for our campaign again in 2023!

The 2022 winner has been announced – Congratulations to the gorgeous little Southern Alps dweller the pīwauwau rock wren! 💚

You can learn about awesome Cook’s petrels on Cookie’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

Past Event: Auckland Marathon

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

For the first time ever, BirdCare Aotearoa is a listed charity in the Auckland Marathon

Thank you very much to the wonderful competitor and all of the generous donors, who have given a total of $1,431.75 in support!

There were options to 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 children’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.

New events being scheduled for 2023 – See Training for full details.

One-day Intensive Frontline Emergency Training

Past events

One-day Intensive Frontline Emergency Training
Courses have been held during 2021, 2022 and 2023

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

Past Event: Building Community Preparedness to Protect Wildlife

Date: 18th October 2022

The global increase in extreme weather events due to the climate crisis means Aotearoa 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.

Past Event: Baby Shower

24th 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.