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This Southern Giant Petrel was brought into us by Department of Conservation. The bird was extremely tired and anaemic and we doubted we would be able to keep it alive. Thanks to Vet Kirsty for being a super duper blood collector. And thanks to Lisa from the Wildlife Hospita...
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These magnificent big birds are not everyone's favorites as they can kill chickens. But they are a common bird suffering at the hands of humans and the effects we have had on their environment traffic-wise and as prey being shot with lead. The treatment of these bi...
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Courtesy of the Otama Reserves Group, March 26, 2020 A rescued Matuku – Hurepo (Australasian Bittern) was released into the Otama Wetland Reserve on the 26 of March by DOC Ranger Troy McDonald and Paul Kington from the Otama Reserves Group. ...
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In early December a baby kereru (native NZ wood pigeon) that had fallen from its nest was delivered to Kuaotunu Bird Rescue.  This is not the first time we have had Kereru babies, but we've never had one as small as this. We nicknamed him Kenny.I made a call to Project ...
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Kuaotunu Bird Rescue is asking the public’s help in order to save the lives of sick or distressed little blue penguins who are turning up along the Coromandel shoreline. Annemieke Kregting from the rescue centre says birds are starting to arrive at the centre as juveniles ...
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Critical Care Incubator

September 18, 2019
We are delighted to have received a grant to help us buy this beautiful much needed Incubator. It was on our wish list for a while. It is crucial to have temperature and humidity control for some of the critical and young birds. Our first patient to use it, a White Face...
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Australasian Gannet

August 9, 2019
This beautiful Australasian Gannet was found on the beach in Colville and came to us via my trusted driver from Coromandel, Neville Cameron.It is quite difficult to examine large birds on your own, so a trip to Peninsula Vets was best to find out why it wasn't flying, with t...
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Bittern

June 3, 2019
The Australasian Bittern is a NZ endangered species. There are believed to be fewer than 900 left in the country. This very shy wading bird lives in swamps and wetlands and eats small fish, frogs and insects. Not much is known about this magnificent big bird as they are hard...
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The Parapara tree or Pisonia brunoniana is a New Zealand native and a member of the Bougainvillea family.  It is an island dweller mainly, found on places like the Three Kings and the Hen and Chicken Islands, but can also be found in a few coastal places in th...
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