Across the Mid North Coast the branch rescues and cares for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife from Halfway Creek north of Corindi Beach, to Stuart’s Point south of Macksville, out to Ebor in the west, including Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Dorrigo, Nambucca Heads, and Woolgoolga. The branch provides ongoing community wildlife information and education, and they proactively engage in local activities to help protect and preserve wildlife and wildlife habitat.
WIRES could not help the number of animals we do every year without our incredible volunteers. Every branch is always looking for more rescuers and carers, so please consider joining WIRES as a volunteer. You can also donate to the Mid North Coast Branch to support wildlife locally.
The Mid North Coast Branch is deeply grateful to their local veterinary clinics, and veterinary staff, and would like to thank them for their ongoing support of wildlife. The branch also thanks all the local community members and businesses for their ongoing support of our wildlife work.
Each WIRES’ branch helps support significant biodiversity within their region. They are regularly working closely with local councils, schools, and other organisations, to identify opportunities to improve the welfare of native animals, and the long-term health of wild species populations.
In April and May each year WIRES Mid North Coast normally rescue hundreds of Wedge-tailed Shearwaters in and around Coffs Harbour during their migration. The juvenile fledglings take off from Muttonbird Island to travel north but often get confused by lighting in the town and head in the wrong direction. Once on the ground the young birds are unable to become airborne. Volunteers and members of the public collect the birds which are held overnight and returned to Muttonbird Island the following evening, hopefully to take off successfully on their long journey.
For those wanting to fundraise for the Mid North Coast Branch check-out some of the exciting community fundraising options possible, and if you have other ideas you would like to discuss please email [email protected].