The Wellington Bird Rehabilitation Trust is entirely self-funded except for donations from generous and caring members of the public.
We always welcome donations, which help us pay for veterinary bills, food and medications, supplies of all types, upkeep of our hospital, aviaries, and grounds, and many other aspects of our work.
On occasion, we also undertake fundraising efforts for specific projects or crucial acquisitions to improve our bird care.
Any amount you can give is a tremendous help!
To donate, please see our Give a Little page.
We always have plenty to do here at the WBRT, and we warmly welcome your help!
Volunteers help us in many ways:
• Our biggest job - cleaning!
• Caring for sick or injured birds
• Picking up supplies
• Taking birds to and from the vet
• Finding new homes for birds
• Releasing birds
• and so much more...
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this application!
Our Wish List
In addition to financial donations, we are happy to receive donations of all types of supplies that help us care for the birds.
Some of these supplies are things you may be throwing away or recycling, such as:
• shredded paper
• old towels
Ducks eat a lot of veggies and fruit!
If you know of any stores or businesses that might be able to donate produce for the ducks, for example fruit or vegetables that might otherwise be discarded, please let us know.
For any questions about potentially useful supplies, or to arrange a drop-off of donated materials, please contact us through the Contact Form.
Be a "Bird Taxi"
If you are in the Wellington area, please consider helping us out with bird transportation!
We often need birds picked up from where they have been found and brought to us, or transported from our facility to or from the vet for treatment.
No special bird handling skills are required for transportation.
To find out more about becoming a "bird taxi," please join our WBRT Rescue and Volunteer Help facebook group.
Although most of our work at WBRT centers on raising and rehabilitating wild ducks for release back into the wild, we take in all kinds of birds including domestic species.
We usually have, or know of, many birds in search of forever homes; for example, swans, Muscovy Ducks and Pilgrim Geese.
If you have room on your property to make a home for some feathered friends, please check our facebook Birds for Adoption page, or contact us via our Contact Form.
We also regularly post information about birds in need of homes on our facebook page.
* Please note that all potential adopters must be approved by WBRT, as we must ensure that the birds are going to safe homes with adequate room to thrive.
Spread the Word
Often, people do not know who to contact when they encounter injured or orphaned birds.
You can help us to help birds by letting your friends and family know that we are here in the Wellington area, helping native and non-native birds.
If we cannot provide assistance for birds in need we are happy to share information about where to find help.
Liking or following us on social media also helps spread the word!