Meri Kirihimete Kererū! Please help us finish our Kererū Flight Aviary!

$3,823 of $10,000 goal
Given by 55 generous donors in 25 days

A wonderful opportunity to help build a new aviary for injured Kererū.

Johnsonville, Wellington

WBRT is building a special flight aviary so that injured Kererū have somewhere to recover and regain their strength to fly.

Located in Ohariu, Johnsonville, WBRT was established by Founding Trustee Craig Shepherd more than 20 years ago. It now treats over 1,000 injured and orphaned native and non-native birds a year, with the help of volunteers, donors and partners.

Kererū are big birds and much-loved by New Zealanders. They are seen in increasing numbers in suburban areas, but unfortunately are often injured by cars, window strike, power lines, and by predators such as rats and stoats. WBRT cared for over 80 Kererū in 2020.

Kererū is the one native bird left that is big enough to eat and spread seeds of larger native trees. It is a natural regenerator of native bush.

Celebrate Christmas through supporting these wonderful birds, and also encouraging native bush regeneration.

About us

We are a charity that takes in sick, injured and orphaned birds for care. We get no government or institutional funding and rely 100% on donations and volunteers to run our charity.

Use of funds

The project is well under way. We've already covered costs for the concrete foundation, and have received significant private donations for the mesh walls. We just need the last push so that we can complete the build early in 2022!

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Latest donations

Sue 1 day ago
Jodie, Madden and Jae
Jodie, Madden and Jae 1 day ago
Blown away by the lovely nurses passion and enthusiasm when shown around the facility today. A huge credit to your team!
Stella 2 days ago
Have become very fond of "our" pair of Kereru and so glad there is someone out there looking after them.
Alison 3 days ago
Scott 4 days ago
Donation on behalf of Zoe W - keep up the good work!

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This page was created on 8 Nov 2021 and closes on 15 Jan 2022.