Are we prepared to best care for our birds in case of a weather catastrophe? By Lynn Miller, general manager of BirdCare Aotearoa
What will happen to the birds if a cyclone hits Auckland? How can we respond best? Where do we take injured birds? What happens if BirdCare is full? Which birds do we prioritise? To prepare for such an event, BirdCare Aotearoa is hosting a two day event on October 18 and 19 (more info here).
Hot off the press, general manager BirdCare Aotearoa Lynn Miller will share with us the learnings of that wananga and how you can help at her talk on Thursday 20th. This is not a case of "if", it is "when" and we'd better be prepared for it if we want to save as many birds as possible. Join us to hear how you can help.
About Lynn Miller
With over 35 years of experience as a wildlife rehabilitator, wildlife rehabilitation has been central to Lynn’s life. She founded Le Nichoir in Canada in 1994, became an International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC) instructor over 15 years ago, joined the IWRC Board of Directors and, in 2011, became IWRC president. Lynn has held a range of leadership positions including Director of Rehabilitation for the Cape Wildlife Center, Barnstable, MA and Director of Education, South Florida Wildlife Centre, Fort Lauderdale, FL. She returned to New Zealand in 2019 to take up the role of General Manager of BirdCare Aotearoa. Lynn has a PhD in environmental toxicology and is the only wildlife rehabilitator in New Zealand to hold the Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator (CWR) qualification, issued by the IWRC.