Since 1979 more than 100,000 animals have been treated by Wildlife Rescue.
Thanks to the support of individuals like you, Wildlife Rescue can provide a lifeline for animals in distress.
Bats are the only true flying mammals in the world, and as such can be found in pretty much every region on Earth, save the Arctic and Antarctic. Contrary to popular belief, bats are not blind and use their eyesight and echolocation to navigate and hunt for food in the dark of night.
It’s that time of year, before spring and fall where our wild friends are scoping out nesting sites and food sources. Many bird enthusiasts create environments for bird species to have access to food and shelter, however; there are times we may need to take precautions and encourage birds to nest in places that are safe for them.
Hummingbirds need to eat A LOT, almost constantly. It may surprise you that such a small species who weighs about the size of a loonie has a high demand for food sources. Hummingbirds can consume half their weight in pure sugar every day. Nectar fuels hummingbird’s metabolism – the highest of an endothermic animal on the earth. Although these food sources are readily available in the spring and summer, winter becomes challenging. Insects and nectar-bearing flowering plants are scarce during freezing temperatures.
The windows in our homes are a huge danger to our neighborhood birds. In the spring, birds are migrating north to find the best place for nesting and raising their young. As they are navigating our yards they can fly into windows because the foliage and sky are reflecting, making it look as though the animal can fly through.
As we prepare for deadly cold snaps this winter, we want to educate and encourage our friends on how we can become instrumental to the survival of these hummingbirds.
Wildlife Rescue BC encourages the public to refrain from these options at all costs and learn how to resolve rodent and wildlife proliferation in your home and residence with options that are inhumane and those that protect and serve the wildlife in our environments.
Learn how to stay safe and enjoy bats in the wild.
“We want to educate the public and encourage them to allow wildlife to find their own food and call our helpline when in doubt or if you suspect unusual behavior” says Janelle Stephenson, hospital manager.
If you suspect a baby bird in your neighborhood has been injured or displaced call our Wildlife Rescue team right away. Time is of the essence, the sooner medical care is provided, the higher the chances of survival.
We all welcome the chance to spend more time outdoors and Wildlife Rescue wants to help you co-exist with nature a bit better. Since it’s also the start of baby bird season, we’d like to offer you an easy list to follow to ensure baby birds (and mammals!) are not separated from their parents.