Rescue and Rehabilitation

Rescue and Rehabilitation Programmes 

Garden Route Birds of Prey has been an active rescue and rehabilitation centre for birds of prey. We focus on and are on call 24/7 to rescue birds of prey from both urban and rural areas in and around the Garden Route. We also receive birds that have been handed in at other animal centres within the area, as well as birds confiscated by Western Cape Nature Conservation. Wildlife rehabilitation centres cater specifically for injured or orphaned indigenous wildlife species. Annually, hundreds of raptors are injured or killed by vehicles, fences, traps, power lines, poisons or are illegally removed from nesting sites.

We rehabilitate scores of survivors annually in an attempt to give them a second chance. The rehabilitation process for a wild bird is a very intensive period which incorporates various factors, including veterinary treatment, correct dietary provisions, adequate enclosures and as little human interaction as possible. Releases take place in carefully chosen areas including reserves and conservancies, but wherever possible, animals are returned to their original location.

Wildlife Rehabilitation is very necessary, and has a very important role to play in conservation. There is a dire shortage of professionally run rehabilitation centres for wildlife in South Africa. There are a number of animals that are endangered and whose gene pool is very limited, so every individual saved is beneficial to the species as a whole.

Birds and Owls

Birds of prey are predatory bird species that have hooked bills, sharp talons, strong feet, and keen eyesight and hearing. They tend to feed on small mammals, birds READ MORE

Sponsor a Bird

Sponsorship entails involvement, both financial and emotional, with the life and care of a specific bird here at the facility. As a Sponsor you contribute to the basic care and well-being of the animal you sponsor. In return, you will receive regular updates READ MORE

Donations

We are a non-profit organization (NPO) Garden Route Birds of Prey is largely funded by donors - friends, family and visitors - who have a heart for rehabilitation and wildlife. READ MORE

Rescues

Garden Route Birds of Prey has been an active rescue and rehabilitation centre for birds of prey. We focus and are on call 24/7 to rescue birds of prey from both urban and rural areas in and around Garden Route. We love birds of prey. READ MORE

Birds Show

Here at Garden Route Birds of Prey, we have on a regular basis live shows. Come join us for exciting flying shows. READ MORE

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation: The process of helping birds of prey who have suffered an illness or injury, with the aim to restore lost skills and so regain maximum self-sufficiency. Release is the main aim, once the raptors are healthy enough. Garden Route Birds of Prey strives to provide READ MORE