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.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

December 2, 2010

This handsome turkey vulture was one of our birds brought in to us by animal control.  It was found on the ground and couldn’t fly.  X-rays showed a clean break and the bones were aligned nicely.   It just needed some R & R and then time in a large flight aviary to regain its strength.  We transported this turkey vulture to South Plains Rehabilitation Center in Lubbock because they have a flight aviary large enough for a bird this size.  Our goal at WBR is to someday have a raptor aviary large enough so we will no longer need to transport larger birds which come to us.  Phee Phew!

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