Training

Education is an important part of our mission as we seek to share knowledge with other professionals, volunteers, and anyone interested in protecting and caring for birdlife.

Lunch and Learn

Delivered via Zoom, our online Lunch and Learn sessions provide a perfect opportunity to gain knowledge in bite-sized pieces.

We are currently scheduling events for June onwards – Check back here soon for the full schedule!

Workshops

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

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page, and subscribe to our newsletter for news about upcoming training.

Upcoming event – SOLD OUT

ANOTHER PLANNED FOR EARLY 2023

One-day Intensive Front-line Emergency Training

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

Date: 6th December 2022

Place: 74 Avonleigh Road, Green Bay, Auckland 0604

Time : 9:30am to 4:30pm

Cost: $115 per person – covers catered lunch (vegan options included) and all-day tea and coffee bar.

Facilitator: Dr Lynn Miller 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.

YOU WILL LEARN…

Step-by-step processes for evaluating the situation, capture, handling, transport and first aid for sick, injured or abandoned/orphaned wild birds, including:

  • how to cope with orphaned, injured, poisoned, or sick birds you encounter
  • how to decide when to rescue a bird
  • skills and tips for rapid evaluation of situations in the field
  • the humane approach to capture, housing and transport
  • skills and tips for the safe handling of any bird species
  • essential first aid instructions to save the life of a bird
  • what are survivable injuries, and when is euthanasia the best treatment
  • a review of the ‘chain of evidence’ requirements in a suspected malicious incident
  • how to ensure your and others’ safety, and recognise the stressors that impact front-line responders
  • view first-hand a professional wildlife rehabilitation facility in operation

There will be a facility visit and time to chat with the team here afterwards.

Registration space is limited, so be sure to register early by emailing support@birdcareaotearoa.org.nz

An invoice will be emailed and then a receipt upon payment to confirm your registration.

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Past events

One-day Intensive Front-line Emergency Training
Courses have been held during 2021 and 2022

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