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Whakatane Bird Rescue.
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Bird Rescue started in 1991 and has grown in numbers of birds taken in
At first all sick/injured birds were taken in, but now mainly native and
endemic birds are cared for.
The introduced birds are now passed on to other friends to look after.
One of the most important things that visitors or residents have to
be careful of when visiting our beautiful beaches and walkways is not
to disturb birds.
We have a number of endangered birds in our region such as Kiwi and the
New Zealand Dotterel.
Many areas are off limits to dogs.
Please obey the signs if it says no dogs. Birds
nesting on the beach, such as the Dotterels, Terns, Oystercatchers need
to be left alone to incubate their eggs.
If you find a sick bird carefully cover with a towel, (if a large bird
hold the back of the head to stop it striking at your face) pick the bird
up and place in a box. Contact
the nearest Bird Rescue Centre (or the Department of Conservation if you
are unable to find a rescue centre and the bird is native or endemic).
Please see the official Whakatane Bird Rescue Website for further information
on how you can help the birds of the district.
Please OBEY the signs.
The future of our endangerd birds depends on it.
Phone: (07) 308-4347
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