Welcome from Missi, Avian Ambassador at Wild Bird Rescue, Inc.

I came to Wild Bird Rescue in the summer of 2009. Some woman found me on the ground and picked me up. Good thing she knew what to do. She took me to Wild Bird Rescue. At the door, a nice lady named Lila, picked me up and took me into a room called the infirmary. After a complete exam, Lila put me in this large box called a carrier. I stayed there for a few weeks while everyone decided what to do with me. Because I had completely lost my left eye, I would not do well if released back into the wild. The Migratory Bird Act of 1918 says I have to be releasable or be euthanized. Lucky for me Wild Bird Rescue decided to keep me around as their first education bird. I like to be called their Avian Ambassador...I think that sounds more important. Don't you? I will be going out to schools in the fall to help with presentations. I wonder if I get to use PowerPoint? I hope you enjoy keeping up with my trials and tribulations while I am learning how to work on the glove.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

December 19, 2010

Even though it's not baby bird season, our rehabbers are always working and planning ahead.  Today our dedicated rehabbers got together to review protocols and start writing new ones.  Diets are always being updated or changed, new medications are coming out to replace outdated ones, and training opportunities abound.   Because of these advances, we are seeing higher release rates and more success stories.   Rest assured, when the 2011 baby bird season gets here, Wild Bird Rescue and its group of dedicated volunteers will be ready.  Phee Phew!

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