The launching of the shearwaters in Coffs Harbour

Each night for the next three weeks, a crew of volunteers on the Mid North coast of NSW are braving all weather to save baby birds.

Around 15 Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) volunteers take turns to walk the coastline through the night, looking for fledgling wedge-tailed shearwaters that have lost their way.

Volunteer Claudia Nevell spends nights awake looking after the baby birds. She said the three-week period was tiring but rewarding.

"Once we've started this we all know there will be these young birds sitting out on the roads and they are going to get killed quickly if we don't look for them," Ms Nevell said.

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