Bush Haven is a sanctuary now at 33 Oreti Road, Otatara near Invercargill where injured native birds, mainly kereru and tui are cared for by Kathy Morrison and Douglas Black until they can go back into the wild environment, either from that address or from the larger release aviary [for kereru] at 106 Ariki Avenue, the home of Gretchen and Steven Ledington. Kathy and Douglas can also care for bellbirds, kingfishers and kakariki.
If you have an injured native bird phone 03.2130530, press ‘1’, and arrange to take the bird to them. It is essential the bird has care as soon as possible after the injury or being found on the ground. The best way to pick up an injured bird is to simply drop a towel or similar on top of it and wrap it up. If you have a small box it will be better, with not too much room to move around.
You can also contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sorry we don’t look after seabirds so if you see one of these, or a harrier hawk, please contact DoC, 0800 362 468 or locally, 03.2112400
May and Russell, who previously owned and operated Bush Haven, have retired but are still involved in the Bush Haven Native Bird Rehabilitation Trust and you can contact them by dialling the same number and pressing ‘2’.