September 2014 Recipients
The Whangarei Native Bird Recovery Centre provides rescue, care and rehabilitation for all types of sick and injured birds. It received $1,949.56 to install new blinds in its bird recovery rooms.
The centre cares for approximately 1,200 birds annually with the help of hard working volunteers. These new blinds, will allow the ultra violet light and heating to be better controlled, aiding the birds’ recovery.
Since it was established in August 1992, the centre has cared for and treated thousands of birds, with the aim of releasing them back into the wild as soon as they can fend for themselves.
For the few birds that cannot be released because of permanent injuries, the centre provides ongoing care. These birds then form a valuable part of its breeding and education programs.