Wildlife Report: 2014

Here is Chris handling an injured Red shouldered hawk that suffered a gunshot wound and fracture.  Handsome! Our wildlife rehabilitators are resting a bit from a busy summer, and gearing up for this spring's baby bird season.  Right now we see them mostly with injured hawks and owls, with a smattering of geese and other birds (remember that beautiful Barn Owl??).

Chris and Liz Hatton gave us a report on last summer: this couple, plus their volunteer group, cared for over 550 orphaned or injured birds, representing a total of 60 different species!  When asked what were the most unusual birds seen this, Chris replied "The pelican! Well, besides the non-native accidental visitor, the most unusual were the Bald Eagle and a couple of Least Bitterns."