Helping Our Wildlife

There are two local bird rescue facilities in the Mercury Bay area: Kuaotunu Bird Rescue and The Mill Creek Bird Park rescue. Whitianga Vets work in conjunction with these facilities to help provide sick or injured wildlife a chance of being rehabilitated. The bird rescue facilities provide around-the-clock care for these patients, which often makes the difference between life and death.

Once they have been rehabilitated (with the expert care of either the Kuaotunu Bird Rescue or The Mill Creek Bird Park), they are released back into their natural environment.


If you are concerned about an injured or unwell bird, we would suggest you contact the Department of Conservation or the expert bird rescue facilities below, so an assessment can be made.

Kuaotunu Bird Rescue : (07) 869-5695

The Mill Creek Bird Park: (07) 866-0166