Great to hear you want to care for our Native Birds, we always need more carers


Australian Native Bird Care

Australian native bird care

Australia has 828 species of native birds with many unique to Australia

Information for potential  carers & rescuers

NQ Wildlife offers Bird care as a training course to enable carers to look after birds at home 

$10 for NQ Wildlife members
To register and for more details, please check out our training page

Native Bird Rescue

Please handle birds with care and do not use force around their bodies when picking them up. You can gently place a towel over the bird and gently scoop them up and put them in a cardboard box with holes punched in the box for ventilation.

Baby birds will need to be kept warm

24 hr rescue line   0414 717 374 


Caring for our native birds is a great way to introduce you to wildlife care. All our animals deserve a happy life. Birds come into care for many reasons most are due to animal attacks, fishing line entanglement, flying into glass windows, babies being separated from their mothers’ or there is an underlying sickness 

Not all birds you see on the ground are in need of rescue

Baby birds often fall from the nest learning to fly, their parents are normally somewhere close watching them get their wings, please let them be and don’t disturb them

If you find a bird that looks in distress please contact us on our rescue hotline

0414 717 374 

Australian Native Bird  Care

Rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing native birds in Australia is not just a conservation imperative but a profound connection between humans and wildlife. Beyond the ecological impact, the process unveils heartwarming stories of the bond formed between carers and the birds. Carers provide not only physical rehabilitation but also emotional support, witnessing the resilience and beauty of these creatures up close. The warmth and trust developed during rehabilitation result in unique, sometimes comical, relationships. The release of rehabilitated birds back into their natural habitat becomes a celebration of success, emphasizing the importance of human compassion in preserving the wild. These stories illuminate the interconnectedness of all life and inspire a collective commitment to safeguarding Australia’s native avian treasures.


Magpies are known for swooping humans, in reality, they are only protecting their young. Swooping season starts in July and ends in December. Recent research suggests if people take the time to connect with the magpie and offer suitable native food, the swooping stops as they no longer see you as a threat.

Dont Posion My Food

Tawny Frogmouth

Baby Tawny Frogmouth chick
The Sacred Kingfisher is common throughout the coastal regions of mainland Australia but are also found in Tasmania. They feed mainly on the land, only occasionally capturing prey in the water.

I’m a pelican

I sometimes get entangled in fishing lines and need to come into care. I have a huge pouched bill that I use as a ‘scoop net’ for catching small fish and shrimps.


I’m a Bush Stone-curlew, I’m nocturnal,  I like to like to feed at night. I communicate with other curlews in a high-pitched call

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