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Halloween Safety for Wildlife

Halloween Safety for Wildlife

Posted October 21, 2022 by Tayelor, Communications Coordinator


The spookiest night of the year is coming soon! While we here at Wildlife Rescue are big fans of all things that go bump in the night, we'd like to take a moment to help you make sure your moonlit...

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HPAI (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza) Statement

Posted May 12, 2022 by Sasha, Wildlife Technician


To our valued Wildlife Rescue supporters, As you may already know, cases of HPAI (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza) have been detected in BC. We want to let you know that Wildlife Rescue Association is aware of this risk and has...

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Mallard Duckling Season FAQ

Posted March 23, 2022 by Sasha, Wildlife Technician


Unlike songbirds, baby ducks and geese leave the nest almost immediately after birth, and will follow their mom closely. They already know how to find their own food, but still need their families for warmth and protection. Baby ducks and...

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Arctic Outflow Impacts Hummingbirds

Posted December 29, 2021 by Sasha, Wildlife Technician


The Arctic outflow has impacted wildlife dramatically this season! With a record-breaking drop in temperature across the Lower Mainland, hummingbirds are coming into Wildlife Rescue Association (WRA) in record numbers with cold-induced injuries. Common winter injuries include frostbitten and damaged...

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Hummingbirds a Frequent Sight in the Winter!

Posted December 7, 2021 by Vindi Sekhon


Hummingbirds – a crowd favourite, miniature acrobats that dart and dip, hunting for high-energy foods. Although these tiny birds weigh less than a loonie (averaging between 3 and 6 grams), hummingbirds need to be almost constantly eating. Hummingbirds flap their...

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Common Nighthawk and How to Help!

Posted October 8, 2021 by Vindi Sekhon


Known to be special birds that spend much of their time in certain parts of British Columbia, Nighthawks are essential to our environment. Even though they might not be easy to find due to their nocturnal habits, these birds contribute...

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Protect Local Wildlife from Window Strikes

Posted August 30, 2021 by Vindi Sekhon


Every year, billions of birds migrate across North America. Herons, Sandpipers, Cranes, and even hummingbirds all migrate to escape the cold Canada’s winters bring. Unfortunately, many of their journeys have been disrupted by the wreckage from wildfires, forcing them to...

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Entanglement and Osprey

Posted by Vindi Sekhon


Known for their technique of diving for fish feet-first, Ospreys are a majestic sight in the lower mainland where they inhabit lakes, rivers, and ponds.   Unfortunately, entanglement is a large problem for these birds. When fishing lines and other materials...

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The Spotted Sandpiper

Posted by Vindi Sekhon


Found in freshwater areas such as rivers and streams, Spotted Sandpipers typically nest close to the shore. Unfortunately, this reliance on coastlines has led to many problems for these birds - especially when chemicals are dumped into water.  The usage...

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Birds, Bees and Heat Exhaustion

Posted July 28, 2021 by Vindi Sekhon


Why Birds and Bees? Essential to our environment, birds and bees are valuable contributors to our ecosystem. In fact, both species pollinate native British Columbian plants, flowers, and fruits while maintaining local plant diversity. With wild bee species declining at...

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