|

Help care for orphaned baby birds

Sierra Wildlife Rescue is gearing up to open its Baby Bird Nursery, held during spring and summer at SWR’s Wildlife Center in Placerville.

Caring for orphaned or injured nestlings or fledglings is a wonderful way to help SWR and to learn about the fascinating lives of foothill songbirds, game birds (including baby quail and turkeys) and others. SWR takes in up to 500 orphaned or injured baby birds annually, cares for them until they are fully-fledged, and releases them back to the wild.

Anyone who wishes to can sign up for two- or four-hour shifts between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., any day of the week, from approximately May 1 through July 31. Schedules are flexible. Children 10 or older are welcome to help, but must be supervised by a parent.

A class to teach you how to feed and care for the babies, Introduction to the Baby Bird Nursery, will be held on April 7, from 10 a.m. to noon, with a repeat class on April 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at SWR’s center, 3030 Newtown Road in Placerville. It is best to attend a class, but hands-on training will also be available at the center every Wednesday at 5 p.m., May through July. Before you come check to see if the nursery has opened by calling Mike Mattox at (530) 642-2584.

For more information on volunteering for the nursery, or if you plan to attend a class, call Barbara Barker at (530) 621-2650 to register, since parking is limited.

If you find any type of orphaned or injured baby or adult bird call (530) 621-4661, and you will be directed to nursery information or an appropriate home rehabber for older birds.

Short URL: http://www.villagelife.com/?p=18905

This story falls on page "3"
Posted by on Mar 27 2012.
Last Login:
Filed under Featured Stories, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Recently Commented

  • youtube.com: Dehydration and exposure to heat can lead to a number of severe health risks in people and pets. The...
  • candy crush saga for pc download: An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a colleague who had been...
  • new product innovation: Hey there! I’ve been reading your website for a while now and finally got the bravery...
  • Terence: Another home remedy includes using salt mixed with water as a nasal inhaler. Furthermore, almost all of...
  • Antonia: Hello, after reading this remarkable post i am also glad to share my knowledge here with colleagues.