Robert Webb reckons there needs to be a campaign about drinking and flying targeted at wood pigeons.

It sounds ridiculous, but there are currently nine birds detoxing at Whangārei's Native Bird Recovery Centre because they've gorged themselves on guava berries, ended up sloshed, and decided to fly.

"They're that drunk they think 'I'll take a short cut home' and crash into the window and end up on the deck."

Webb said it was not uncommon for kūkupa to end up needing some rest and recovery after too much booze at this time of the year - the guava season is