Since 1979 more than 100,000 animals have been treated by Wildlife Rescue.
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Rooftops especially those with greenery, ponds, and pools have become a popular, attractive nesting site for some parents. These rooftops mimic natural environments for parents who choose to raise their young in hopes to protect them from potential predators from attacking. However, parents do not realize that these rooftops are dangerous for their newly hatched goslings, preventing them from leaving the rooftop safely.
One of the clearest signs of spring is the reappearance of migrating birds and readily available sources of food including seeds, insects, and fruit. Migrating birds return to their breeding grounds early spring and midsummer to reproduce. They tend to find trees, rooftops, wetlands, and ponds to prepare for their nesting season.
This year we are thrilled to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! Here are some helpful tips to create a conservation haven in your backyard and collectively impact efforts to nurture and sustain a living landscape for birds and other wildlife. Conservation practices help increase food and shelter for wildlife, support bird populations, prevent disease and bring natural beauty to enjoy.
Assess the circumstances when you first notice a baby. Take note of their energy levels and behavior to distinguish if this bird needs your help or if it should be left alone. If it is a hatchling or appears weak and quiet, it may need help. Birds parents will leave their young to collect food or water and return shortly.
COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives and the way we serve others in these challenging times. With your help over the last few weeks, Wildlife Rescue has continued serving vulnerable animals while practicing safe physical distancing. These protocols will continue to be in place until Canada’s Prime Minister tells us they are no longer needed.
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.