A family of tawny frogmouths. Recent storms have created homelessness in local bird populations.
A family of tawny frogmouths. Recent storms have created homelessness in local bird populations.

Cages needed to house birds rescued from storms

A WILDLIFE rescue agency is looking for bird cages lying unused in backyards to house injured and orphaned native birds.

Clarence Valley WIRES publicity officer Jenny Hitchenson said the organisation needs to stock up on aviaries to help volunteers care for the increased numbers of birds coming into care after the recent storms.

"There has been an increase of birds in care due to the storms and high winds which have hit the north coast region in recent weeks," Ms Hitchenson said.

"It's pretty tough hanging onto a branch in the wild weather conditions we've been experiencing."

She said native adult birds need space, so anything smaller than a cocky cage would probably not be suitable.

"Any donations would be greatly appreciated and we would of course arrange pick-up if required," she said.

Ms Hitchenson said people can call the local hotline number 6643 4055 to sort out details.