From wax eyes to albatrosses

We help injured native birds.

From wax eyes to albatrosses

We help injured native birds

From wax eyes to albatrosses

We help injured native birds

Injured Birds

Whangarei Native Bird Recovery Centre takes wild birds, from Sparrows right through to Albatrosses. If the centre is unattended, injured birds can be left in the cages on the front deck. We do not take domestic birds.

Visiting the Centre

The Centre is located next to Kiwi North. Our information centre and aviaries are open to the public during visiting hours. Just head up the hill to come and see us.


We are a volunteer organisation. Support from sponsors is very important because it is what enables us to keep running.

About Us

We love what we do

The Whangarei Native Bird Recovery Centre Incorporated provides help, treatment and rehabilitation for injured and ill native birds so that they can be returned to the wild. Founded in 1992 by Robert and Robyn Webb, the centre is run with the help of a small and dedicated band of volunteers. Entry is by donation as the centre is a non-profit organisation that survives without government help.

We welcome your support and hope to see you at the centre soon to meet our talking Tui as well as the many other chirpy characters which find a haven here.


Passionate about what we do.

Bird Tales

Sparky to becomes Kiwi Ambassador

Sparky will now follow in Snoopy’s foot step and take on the role of Kiwi ambassador travelling around schools and other public forums to promote wildlife conservation. Sparky is another one legged kiwi who lives at the Whangarei Native Bird Recovery Centre.

Become a Friend

We welcome your donation to help us continue with the important work of the centre.

Key Sponsors

Our sponsors make the centre possible and we sincerely value their support.


We have compiled some top tips on how you can help an injured animal.