Our courses are developed and run by highly experienced and qualified tutors with in-depth knowledge of bird care, from rescue through to release.

Your Video Invitation

Hear Dr Janelle Ward tell you about why birds need your help now, more than ever and how, with help they can survive.


We started in New Zealand due to a lack of training available and to inspire more people to rescue and care for wild birds.

Our introductory courses are designed for anyone with an interest in bird care and are applicable for a wide range of people – from a family with a sick pet chicken to conservationists that encounter an injured bird in the forest.

Our more advanced courses are designed for rehabilitators, biologists and veterinary professionals that want to take their education to the next level.
Our experience has taught us that birds are much stronger than anyone would think!

Birds have a good chance of survival if they are given the correct support immediately, and many can make a full recovery given the correct treatments, nutrition and care.

We also support bird carers by helping them find the resources, supplies, equipment and information that they need to do their work.

Learn Bird Care provides specific training for the rescue, first aid and ongoing care for sick, orphaned or injured birds.

Join Us on an Adventure of Learning and Start Caring for Wild Birds

Our online courses include. . .

  • Highly experienced and qualified tutors

  • Mixed media with beautiful images, audio and quality training videos

  • High quality training with attention-to-detail and plentiful “extras”

  • The knowledge you need to successfully help wildlife

  • Our own experiences and stories to inspire others

Wildlife Rehabilitators Network of New Zealand
New Zealand Veterinary Nurse Association
Wild Bird Care Charitable Trust
Native Bird Rescue Waiheke Island
New Zealand Conservation Jobs