Our Staff

Meet our friendly staff

We are a small, highly dedicated team consisting of veterinary, hospital managers, rehabilitators, research coordinators and administrational support. We also employ seasonal nursery assistants and seasonal outdoor rehabilitators. We are supported by a large group of wonderful volunteers who are an integral part of our team.

BirdCare Aotearoa is affiliated with WildWays Limited training organisation – CEO Dr Lynn Miller, PhD, CWR

With over 35 years of experience as a wildlife rehabilitator, wildlife rehabilitation has been central to Lynn’s life. She founded Le Nichoir in Canada in 1994, became an International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC) instructor over 15 years ago, joined the IWRC Board of Directors and, in 2011, became IWRC president. Lynn has held a range of leadership positions including Director of Rehabilitation for the Cape Wildlife Center, Barnstable, MA and Director of Education, South Florida Wildlife Centre, Fort Lauderdale, FL. She returned to New Zealand in 2019 to take up the role of General Manager of BirdCare Aotearoa and in 2023 established training organisation WildWays to share her extensive knowledge with other wildlife rehabilitators and organisations throughout the world. Lynn has a PhD in environmental toxicology and is the only wildlife rehabilitator in New Zealand to hold the Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator (CWR) qualification, issued by the IWRC.