☞ Looking for a creative way to support a charity?
☞ Still looking for a gift for that person in your life who is extra difficult to shop for?
Perhaps you should consider a limited-edition duckling painting from WBRT!
☞ Update: Duckling Paintings are Sold Out!
Thanks so much for all your support!
Some of the friendly ducklings being raised at WBRT have recently been dabbling in the arts, and the paintings they have created are now for sale for only $30!
Painting with the ducklings enriches their day by breaking their routine and allowing to them to explore something unfamiliar. All paints are non-toxic.
Every penny goes back to the birds and only 25 unique paintings
are available, so act fast!
If you are interested in volunteering too, then get in touch with us today!
No experience required, just a good attitude and willingness to do some dirty work!
If you are not keen to work with the birds, or just are not comfortable with
this aspect, we have a range of jobs such as shredding paper, sorting newspaper,
cleaning cages etc.
Don't be scared to offer any help at all!
Just send us a message through our "Volunteer Application."
A big THANK YOU to Whittaker's Chocolate Lovers
(dedicated to making the very best chocolate!) who kindly donated some plastic pods that the WBRT Nursery are able to use for plants and seeds.
The WBRT Nursery is newly established and helps raise funds that go directly towards the ongoing care of NZ waterfowl brought into our facility.
Whittakers holds the title of New Zealand's Finest Chocolate Since 1896 - and we certainly cannot argue! On top of their generous donation, they were also involved in our Long Luncheon fundraiser by providing a bunch of chocolate goodies!! All of your help is massively appreciated. Thank you so much!
Please contact us for more information (via our facebook page or the "Contact Us" page).
We look forward to hearing from you!
We had an amazing time on Sunday hosting the Baby Bird Care Workshop. Janelle and Mandy of Learn Bird Care organized and presented an incredibly comprehensive workshop covering a range of topics relating to rescuing, raising, and releasing baby birds.
Many thanks to all of the people who took the time to attend, it is really encouraging to know that so many of you care about the babies!
Hopefully some of you participants would now like to help us care for the many baby birds coming in to our facility daily?
If so, please contact us to discuss the requirements!
We are very excited! Registration now open!
For registration and more information, please go to the Learn Bird Care website!
Greetings wonderful bird friends!
Some of you may have already met Yuki, a juvenile homing pigeon currently residing with us at the WBRT hospital. Isn’t she gorgeous? ❤ 🕊
Yuki is a bit of a rowdy teenager at the moment, but with love and attention she will soon become a lovable and loving pet for the right person!
Although we don’t know Yuki’s story, she’s likely the survivor of a “dove release.” These releases don’t actually use doves, but instead use white homing pigeons, vulnerable birds with no survival skills, who in too many cases go astray and are injured by animals or vehicles, are killed by predators, or starve to death.
Whenever you have the opportunity, please help these gentle and beautiful birds by educating others about the dangers of “dove releases.”
Please take a moment to read this article; it provides more detailed information about the unhappy results of "dove releases."
Did you know there is more than one way to support WBRT?
Yes, you can donate shredding and newspaper,
or perhaps put a little something on our Give A Little page,
but have you ever thought that a purchase of an NZ Native Plant
can help contribute to our cause too?!
If you were looking to add some plants to your garden this summer,
look no further than the new WBRT Nursery!
Located in Ohariu Valley (PM us for address), we have a wide variety of plants available, including but not limited to:
Rimu, Matai, Pohutukawa, Toro, Houpara, Titoki and Mountain Flax.
We have a stall located at our facility which contains a selection of the plants available alongside an honesty box and EFTPOS machine.
For more information, send us a private message, call 0508692473, or (if you are interested in bulk purchasing) email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for all your support!
Even if they have some small faults, we can fix them!
Please send us a message if you can help!