About Us

Eagles Nest Wildlife Hospital, situated at Millstream, Ravenshoe, is a five acre sanctuary for the indigenous wildlife of Far North Queensland; providing a first class service for the rescue, rehabilitation and release of any animal in need.  There is no discrimination against species, any animal, no matter how small or common is rescued and cared for.
Rescuing upward of 800 animals per year, sometimes well over 1000, Eagles Nest also provides one of the only raptor and eagle rescue and rehabilitation services in Far North Queensland, with the founder and director, Harry Kunz, being very experienced in the handling and treatment of birds of prey.

Situated on a beautifully planted property, Eagles Nest has over 40 aviaries, designed and landscaped to suit the needs of a variety of species.  The largest being a free-flight aviary for rehabilitating Eagles at over 30 metres long.

Eagles Nest Wildlife Hospital is also one of few Queensland services to have been in operation long enough to hold a permanent keep licence, meaning that wildlife that comes in but due to injury or illness is not able to return to the wild, but can live a good quality of life after treatment, can remain in care at the sanctuary permanently.  As such, a number of animals reside at Eagles Nest, including a range of raptors i.e. owls, falcons, kits, eagles and hawks, and other native wildlife.

Volunteers who come to Eagles Nest have the opportunity to work alongside these animals, involved in the feeding, cleaning, maintenance and enrichment of the animals lives.  Long-term volunteers or veterinary students will also have the opportunity to help treat animals, and learn from Harry who has been caring for more than 30 years.

Part of Eagles Nests mission is also to educate the public and raise awareness for animals across Australia.  The recently built Education Centre allows for community groups, the public and schools to visit and learn, do courses when they are offered and also get tours of the sanctuary and buy souvenirs or t-shirts for a donation toward the hospital.

The hospital is designed for maximum efficiency and privacy for the animals, with many more ideas and plans for the future growth of the sanctuary.

The running of Eagles Nest costs over $60,000 annually, relying on the donations, memberships and sponsorships from the public.  Please donate generously and help support our wildlife hospital and the animals we care for.


  1. Dear Harry,
    I read about your sanctuary on the Guardian. I work by day as a fundraising writer for a University here in the UK. If by some chance I could ever be of help in writing proposals to help solicit philanthropic support please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You have my utmost admiration for what you’re doing and have achieved.
    With sincerest wishes,
    Gillian Best
    PS. Contact me through my website if I can be of service, or offer any help: gillian-best.com

    1. My name is ZuZu Cooper, I came across your website while browsing for an internship in Australia. I am a Junior at Delaware Valley University in Pennsylvania, USA. My major is Wildlife Conservation with a business minor. I would be interested in volunteering either this summer 2017 or in December 2017. I will graduate early in November, so either would work.

      Can you send me details of what expenses there are for volunteers, housing, meals, and how to go about applying. Thank you,

      ZuZu Cooper

  2. How you must feel is beyond understanding; seeking another to continue the healing, nay, the Magic. Tho’ it must be traumatic and surely feels terribly vulnerable and achingly lonely; may you find comfort in the ethereal light that guides and enfolds you in the ether of all that is Love.
    Lay your head, Harry.

  3. Keep up the good work! As a fellow rehabber myself for over 25 years I know the struggles to care for many animals! I would definitely take you up on your offer!!!

  4. Good post. I study something more difficult on different blogs everyday. It can all the time be stimulating to read content material from other writers and follow somewhat one thing from their store. I’d prefer to make use of some with the content on my blog whether you don’t mind. Natually I’ll provide you with a link in your web blog. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Hi Harry, I did some voluntary work for you some time ago and am happy to volunteer again if necessary, I can only offer Sundays as I work full time during the week, let me know your thoughts.

    Kind regards


    1. hi bjay….I’ve only just seen this message..I’m a friend of Harry’s and he’s really struggling atm….I’m trying my hardest to get there to help him even tho I live at the bottom end of Australia,if your offer still stands I’d love to take it up on behalf of Harry…he really does need help more than ever if you could at all give him even a day or 2 a week….please pm me if your still available…..cheers Michelle 😊

  6. Can I simply say what a relief to find someone who actually knows what theyre speaking about on the internet. You positively know the best way to carry a problem to light and make it important. Extra folks must read this and understand this aspect of the story. I cant consider youre no more fashionable since you undoubtedly have the gift.

  7. I read the article about looking for a successor for your sanctuary. I would love to discuss this with you.

  8. Hello there I am very interested in discussing the opportunity you have offered. Though I’m sure you have received many candidates it is a lifelong dream of mine to open a sanctuary. I am located in Texas and don’t know if this is something that would even be doable but I am an avid animal lover.
    I’m sure many see an opportunity for the land opportunity I already own 4 acres and have been wanting to do something with my land for dogs and farm animals. This is where I ran across the opportunity you have listed. My desire in life is to help any of Gods creatures and though my forte is dogs I am not opposed to helping out any animal in need because that is where my heart lies. Please get back to me to hopefully discuss this further.
    Thank you for your time.

  9. It’s a pity Harry Kunz, doesn’t follow his own advice instead of being a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

    Breeding rabbits to feed his raptors, when it’s illegal to do so & allow them to escape, hows this make him ecological & environmental friendly for the native environment, with introducing this feral pest.
    Then there is growing plants/trees/shrubs that is NOT native to Australia let alone to the local area environment eg Shrubbery across the front of the place is highly toxic to animals if the golden berries are eaten, I pity the poor Emus that use to be there eating the berries all the time or any of the local wildlife that may eat them like possums. Hmmmmm very interesting when Harry is meant to be a very experienced wildlife carer leaves a lot to be desired having this toxic plant.

  10. I’d have to truly agree 110% with the last comment, with the poisonous toxic plants. Then going by his Facebook page there certainly is not the over 70% success rate of animals surviving, with the amount of animals dying by his posts, there is not many surviving.

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