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.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
January 5, 2011
The game warden brought in a barred owl which had apparently been hit by a car. Bob, Lila, and Steve did an initial exam which showed the owl to be blind but no other apparent injuries. Head trauma often causes temporary or sometimes permanent blindness. This owl was treated with Dexajet and eye drops. This morning when Lila stopped by to feed me, she looked in on the barred owl. It was bright, alert and appeared to have regained some of its sight. With continued care, we hope this beautiful owl will be released back into the wild where it belongs. Phee Phew!
I have been a volunteer at Wild Bird Rescue (WBR) for 4 years. Currently I serve as the Education Development Coordinator. I have my state, federal, and educational permits. When not at WBR, I am also a dyslexia specialist at Jefferson Elementary School. My goal is to education the public about our avian ambassador, Missi.