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.

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32 comments

  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. Thank you for all your good wishes and offered to help. What Harry really needs right now are reliable, committed and trustworthy volunteers who can come soon and volunteer here for three weeks (there is on-site caravan accomodation OR local people to come between 7am and 12am and help with the animals. Please contact Harry on harrykunz@gmail.com and put in the subject line the following:

      If you can volunteer in October (now) put “VOLUNTEER OCTOBER”

      If you can volunteer in November put “VOLUNTEER NOVEMBER”

      and so on.

      If you are looking to be assessed to take on the Hospital a new owner, please put as much as you can about yourself and how feasible it would be for you to move to Millstream QLD. If deemed suitable you will be invited to train here so let Harry know when you are available. Please put in the email subject line “WANTING TO TRAIN AS NEW EN MANAGER”

      PLEASE give Harry at least a month to get back to you all, we are a not-for-profit and we don’t have a PA… it is all just one man, and a publicity agent working pro-bono.

      Others are welcome to support with donations and by sharing the message with the world about Harry’s great contribution to Australian Native animals.

      1. Hi  Harry

        I am writing in regards to the running of the park i love the Australian
        wildlife and it has been a dream to work with them i like the outdoors. I
        also have a family 2 adults and 5 children  that would also love working
        there. At the moment i live in ipswich qld

      2. Harry I was riding to mail u a letter I will still put it in the mail my husband and I are open to hear about the move there we have always wanted to live there and we love animals of all kinds we have done wildlife rehabilitation also have expotic pets now we like to help with animals all we can to create them but I know also sometimes it’s out of our hands..if interested please call us at 828-212-1284 thank you Glenda goble

      3. 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
        nonutnut@comcast.net

  2. Hi everyone, Thank you for all your good wishes and offered to help. What Harry really needs right now are reliable, committed and trustworthy volunteers who can come soon and volunteer here for three weeks (there is on-site caravan accomodation OR local people to come between 7am and 12am and help with the animals. Please contact Harry on harrykunz@gmail.com and put in the subject line the following:

    If you can volunteer in October (now) put “VOLUNTEER OCTOBER”

    If you can volunteer in November put “VOLUNTEER NOVEMBER”

    and so on.

    If you are looking to be assessed to take on the Hospital a new owner, please put as much as you can about yourself and how feasible it would be for you to move to Millstream QLD. If deemed suitable you will be invited to train here so let Harry know when you are available. Please put in the email subject line “WANTING TO TRAIN AS NEW EN MANAGER”

    PLEASE give Harry at least a month to get back to you all, we are a not-for-profit and we don’t have a PA… it is all just one man, and a publicity agent working pro-bono.

    Others are welcome to support with donations and by sharing the message with the world about Harry’s great contribution to Australian Native animals.

  3. 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.
    Peace.

  4. Hi, hello, I would love to be a consideration ..I have always wanted this! It sounds like a lot of work and some heartache but more rewarding than anything. I agree with you, it must be mind boggling and frustrating, depressing to deal with hunters.

  5. Hi, it’s Tiffanae again, just waNted to add that I have a friend Mica Matsumoto who currently works at a Veterinary office who is ready to make a move and a team of Animal loving Warriors of the Light, ready and willing to be part of the Community! We would be most obliged to be considered and would love to meet you! Thank you and best of Luck and Love!

    1. I represent Harry Kunz and Eagles Nest Wildlife Hospital.
      Though our applications have formally closed, we’re interested to hear more about you.
      Can you please email me at eaglesnestquestionnaire@gmail.com and tell me a little more about yourself and I will guide you through the application process? Please include some photos of yourself and any others applying with you.
      Regards
      Alana Harbison

  6. Dear harry, i read about your story in an article and my heart knew i had to contact you, i may only be 19 but i have great knowledge and experience working with different species of wild animals and domestic ones to, while in collge studying animal management for three years i volunteered at my local dog shelters and also had the amazing opportunity to work alongside zoo keepers in knowsley safari park where i trained to become a mammal and bird of prey keeper, if i was considered for this role i would ensure you that me and my fiance will put our hearts and souls into caring for every animal that is there now and will be there in the future, thank you.

    1. Oh Harry it’s Glenda again it’s just my husband and I we would like working anywhere basically were not afraid to get dirty or little hard work thanks again for the consideration.glenda

    2. I represent Harry Kunz and Eagles Nest Wildlife Hospital.
      Though our applications have formally closed, we’re interested to hear more about you.
      Can you please email me at eaglesnestquestionnaire@gmail.com and tell me a little more about yourself and I will guide you through the application process? Please include some photos of yourself and any others applying with you.
      Regards
      Alana Harbison

  7. Hello Harry and associates

    Ill start by stating i have no medical training but I’m willing to learn. I’m married with two children, ages 3 and 2. My wife and i have talking about getting away from normal life the electronics and find a simpler life, mostly off the grid and hands on everything. Im currently in the United States Army and am separation in end of November. I have my problems expressing my feelings but for the moments my wife sees me with any animal she can see the happiness and life come back to my face. I would be lieing if i said i think im the best person for the job, because im not but i do know that i love animals as they will love you back unconditional and looking into the eyes of another living thing you helped can’t be expressed in words. Lastly i just want to say reading what you’ve done for so long makes me want to be better and help more where i can. Sorry for the long message but i know you’ll pick the right person that can keep your dream going.

    Very respectful

    Garzon, Patrick

  8. 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!!!

  9. Dear Harry, first off I would like to say thank you for all that you do for these animals. For saving their lives and giving them a sanctuary to thrive in. Thank you for extending this possibility to all of these great people who’s hearts desire is to protect and care for animals. For many of us this would be the greatest gift to ever receive. To be able to live with, protect, heal, and most of all to get to know the animals of your sanctuary. I know whomever you decide to choose will have the heart and strength to keep your legacy going. To keep these animals safe.

    I would love to be given the opportunity to even be considered as this has always been my hearts calling. I am only 25 but for as long as I could speak I have always said I would work at a big sanctuary for animals. That my life’s goal would be to protect them. As life goes on I have found that I’ve needed to pursue other means of creating a financial security for myself. While having this career does provide a great income, especially for my age. It’s not my hearts calling. I would give it all up for this chance and do whatever was possibly needed to make it work. After all. It’s not everyday life offers you such miraclous opportunities.

    Take care, Thank you for your time!
    -Jacob

  10. Hi Harry,
    I’ve just read your story in the guardian.
    I’m really interested in helping out. At the moment I live near Ipswich in queensland. I have a passion for animal rights and native flora and fauna. But I also have experience as a PA. I would love the opportunity to be able to work together with you or even new owners.

  11. Dear Harry,
    Greetings of the day!
    I read about you looking at a person who could volunteer for taking care of the animals and spending time with them.
    Im 25 years old and based in India.
    I’ve been an animal lover always though I do not have any professional qualification for the same.
    I just wanted to let you know how deeply do I appreciate the work you and your team has been doing. I really respect you guys.
    Do let me know if I can be of any help to you.
    I don’t have enough money for donations but yes sure well wishes all the way.
    Look forward to hearing from you.
    Warm Regards,
    Ujjwal Seth

    1. I represent Harry Kunz and Eagles Nest Wildlife Hospital.
      Though our applications have formally closed, we’re interested to hear more about you.
      Can you please email me at eaglesnestquestionnaire@gmail.com and tell me a little more about yourself and I will guide you through the application process? Please include some photos of yourself and any others applying with you.
      Regards
      Alana Harbison

  12. Dear Harry,
    Greetings of the day!
    I read about you looking at a person who could volunteer for taking care of the animals and spending time with them.
    Im 25 years old and based in India.
    I’ve been an animal lover always though I do not have any professional qualification for the same.
    I just wanted to let you know how deeply do I appreciate the work you and your team has been doing. I really respect you guys.
    Do let me know if I can be of any help to you.
    I don’t have enough money for donations but yes sure well wishes all the way.
    Look forward to hearing from you.
    Warm Regards,
    Ujjwal Seth

  13. Dear Harry,
    My name is Phyllis. I am a pastry chef who has a passion for two things…food and animals. I have been bringing in and rehabilitating animals since I was a child. I have hand raised kittens, puppies, racoons, squirrels, and an opossum. I do a lot of work with local rescues (for dogs and cats). I couldn’t even begin to tell you how many critters have been fostered in my home! I will say, the albino ferret that I rescued, was one of the funniest little guys I’ve had with me.
    Earlier this year, I decided it is time to step away from society and just “working” for a living. The Peace Corps was one of my thoughts. I could start giving back, full time, not just part time. Then I saw your story today on Facebook and I knew I had to write and throw my towel in to your ring. I live in the South, in the United States of America but I would leave in a heartbeat to help animals.
    And just a side note…Australia has always been a dream of mine and is on my list for the move from.society!
    Thanks for your time and thank you for all you have done for the animal kingdom.
    Sincerely, Phyllis

  14. Tried to send a letter via email, in regards to manager position. Mailer-daemon sent a message saying email address is not good and mail cannot be sent. Please let me know if something can be done, so I can send my email. Thanks

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  16. 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

    Bjay

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