For example: Kuaotunu Bird Rescue is closed until xxxx. Please contact Whitianga Vets if you find an injured bird.

P: 07 869 5695 / 027 600 6959

Have you found a sick or injured bird? Or perhaps a baby bird and you are not sure whether it needs rescuing or not? Please read our Advice page before contacting us.

If you are outside the Coromandel Peninsula please click here to find your nearest rescue & rehabilitation centre.

If you want to deliver a sick or injured bird during our open hours (8am - 5pm daily), please call us first.

114 Kuaotunu-Wharekaho Rd, Kuaotunu

Which birds do we accept?

We accept native and non-native wild birds.

All birds are treated and rehabilitated for release wherever possible. Birds are euthanised only if there is no other option, and only as a last resort.

We do not accept:

  • Chickens; or
  • Pet birds.


Opening hours

We are open for bird drop-offs from 8am to 5pm every day (please call first), except the following days when we are closed:

Christmas Day (25 December)
Boxing Day (26 December)
New Year’s Day (1 January)
Day after New Year’s Day (2 January)

As a charity, we rely entirely on the support of the community to care for birds brought to our rehabilitation centre. A donation for the care of the bird you rescued will be kindly requested and very much appreciated when you visit.

After-hours emergencies

If a bird requires urgent attention outside of our opening hours, please leave a message on our voicemail or send a text.

Contact details

07 869 5695 / 027 600 6959

114 Kuaotunu-Wharekaho Rd, Kuaotunu

If you have any questions or need advice about a bird, you are welcome to phone us between 8am and 5pm daily.


Get in touch

If you would like to contact us via email, please complete the form below. Note that for any urgent query regarding bird care, a call or a text is best.

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