Welcome to Wild Bird Aid

Wild Bird Aid is an Isle of Wight based vegan run wild bird rescue specialising in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of native birds. Wild Bird Aid is an unregistered charity relying purely on kind donations from the public.

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If you see an animal in distress, please don’t close your eyes. Please try to help, get in touch with us, or phone immediately a wildlife rescue, sanctuary or rehabilitation centre to get advice. In an Isle of Wight related bird emergency, please click here for more information, or contact us or a relevant wildlife rescue by choosing the relevant phone number provided below or in our Wildlife Emergency section.

Wild Bird Aid Emergency Phone Numbers

Wild Bird Aid - Claire Newsome

Species: All native bird species with emphasis on seabirds, pigeons and doves

Phone: 07874 660863

Wild Bird Aid - Kerstin Voigt

Species: All native bird species with emphasis on corvids (ravens, carrion crows, rooks, jays, magpies, jackdaws), birds of prey as well as swallows, martins, nightjars and swifts

Phone: 07935 487306

"All animals, including humans, have a right to lives of dignity and respect, without forced intrusions."

Marc Bekoff

Please help to pay the veterinary bill for mute swan Raphael

Weʼre raising £200 to help to pay the veterinary bill for mute swan Raphael, who swallowed a recklessly discarded fishing hook. 

Raphael is an adult male swan, who has been spotted with a long piece of fishing line in his mouth and around his body. We managed to catch Raphael and were able to remove part of the entanglement. Unfortunately, it was not possible to remove the fishing line from Raphael’s throat safely and he has been brought straight to a veterinary surgery, where our suspicion has been confirmed that Raphael did swallow indeed a fishing hook. X-rays revealed the hook position and Raphael has been subsequently operated. The hook has been removed and after being monitored for a short while he has been successfully released back into his group.

Please check out our JustGiving fundraising page. Thank you very much for your support!


Please follow the links  Rescues May 2016 or Rescues June 2016 to find out more about our latest admissions.

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