Feathered Friends Sanctuary is home to well over 100 bird species, ranging from the smallest parrots to the largest birds of prey. These birds have arrived at the Sanctuary from a variety backgrounds and circumstances. For most of our parrots they have been victims of the illegal pet trade or have been surrendered due to injury or other reason. For most of the raptors they have been victims of trauma, feral animals, or deemed unfit for release due to human interference. With nowhere to go and no one to fund their captive life, the team have raised much-needed funds to take them on and provide them with an almost wild life. The Sanctuary is designed to provide freedom of flight, through daily exercise and through our Bird Shows, School Programs and Hawkers Programs. Feathered Friends Sanctuary is the only permanent facility in NSW caring for non-releasable birds and the only facility in Australia that maintains a purpose-built reserve for birds of prey. The Sanctuary is committed to the conservation efforts of Australian and Exotic avian species, through which our Breeding, Research and Recovery Centre has been instituted. Feathered Friends is not Government funded. Everything we do relies on the support of the public, followers and our community. Feathered Friends operates under a large and dedicated team ranging from volunteers to students to staff, whom all tend to the birds under the guidance of the Core Handlers.
BirdLife Australia is proud to be the nation's largest bird conservation organisation. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, our aim is clear: to create a bright future for Australia's birds. We have been a voice for Australia's birdlife for well over a century, protecting birds and their habitats through our robust programs and informed advocacy. It is the powerful passion of our members and supporters which keeps us moving forward and gives us our strength. With active branches and groups across the country,we are able to tap into local issues as well as understanding the bigger picture. Our mission is to make a real and positive difference for Australia's birds. Over the years our conservation work has achieved beneficial results for a wide range of different species. Our experience and specialised knowledge combined with our ability to unite and inspire the bird-loving community means that we can act quickly and decisively at local, state and national levels. It's not just about saving our precious birds -- we all enjoy watching birds as well. This is why we help people learn about birds and conduct a diverse array of activities so that you can get out into nature and appreciate birds with like-minded people.
Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre is a not-for-profit conservation organisation with a focus on saving and rehabilitating sick & injured Western Australian native wild black cockatoos. We rescue wild black cockatoos in distress – often having been shot, hit by cars, fallen out of a nest or attacked by bees/cats or other birds – and rehabilitate them in our aviaries on site in the Perth Hills. Sadly, many of the birds we rescue to do not survive. The ones that do make it through their initial veterinary treatment at Perth Zoo come back to us for intensive care by our dedicated volunteers. After their treatment, Kaarakins aim is always to release. Candidates for release are then placed in our large flight aviary to strengthen their flight muscles – like a lap pool for injured cockatoos. Finally comes the release day. Before release, birds flight tested and banded, In conjunction with the Department of Environment and Conservation, Kaarakin identifies the area for release.