Education


Year-round Hummingbird Feeder Guide

Year-round Hummingbird Feeder Guide

Posted January 29, 2024 by Elin Molenaar, Communications Assistant


If you decide to offer a hummingbird feeder, it's essential for the birds’ safety to maintain it following the recommended guidelines all year round. The best food for hummingbirds  Hummingbirds have the highest metabolism of any warm-blooded animal. A high...

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To Feed or Not To Feed?

To Feed or Not To Feed?

Posted November 30, 2023 by Elin Molenaar, Communications Assistant


Fall and Winter Bird Feeder Guidance Many of us like to give wildlife a helping hand by providing bird feeders over the cold fall and winter months. With various avian diseases spreading during these months, it is important to be...

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Extreme Weather Effects on Wildlife

Extreme Weather Effects on Wildlife

Posted August 1, 2023 by Lauren, Education Coordinator


Climate change is one of the biggest threats facing wildlife worldwide. It is happening twice as fast than the global average in Canada. Studies show that climate change leads to longer heat waves, stronger hurricanes, increased wildfire risk along with...

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Time to Leave the Nest and Glow Up

Time to Leave the Nest and Glow Up

Posted July 19, 2023 by Lauren, Education Coordinator


Contributed by Lauren Kerley, Wildlife Rescue Education Coordinator Cute may not be the first word that comes to your mind when you see a baby bird. Hatchlings and nestlings can look strange, with odd proportions and unfamiliar plumage. Baby birds...

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How to Safely Drop Off Wildlife

Posted May 11, 2023 by Tayelor, Communications Coordinator


Hundreds of injured and orphaned wildlife patients arrive at Wildlife Rescue due to window and car strikes, nest disturbances, and natural and human disturbances. Below is your step-by-step guide that takes you through the process of dropping off rescued animals....

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Duckling FAQ

Posted April 12, 2023 by Tayelor, Communications Coordinator


Spring is duckling season, and with that comes a lot of questions about what to do when little baby ducks show up in unexpected places. Get your questions answered with our quick and handy Duckling FAQ! If you've still got...

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How You Can Help Nesting Herons

How You Can Help Nesting Herons

Posted April 6, 2023 by Tayelor, Communications Coordinator


Like many bird species, the large and majestic Great Blue Herons are working away at nesting and laying eggs. While they're not an uncommon sight around Vancouver, they are a species at risk in BC. Despite their relatively large size,...

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Co-existing with Coyotes

Co-existing with Coyotes

Posted March 24, 2023 by Tayelor, Communications Coordinator


There are more babies on the way in spring than just birds! Coyotes are great at pest control, eating rats and mice, so it's important to know how we can best share our environment with these tenacious wild animals. Coyotes...

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Your Garden Can Help Wildlife!

Your Garden Can Help Wildlife!

Posted March 20, 2023 by Tayelor, Communications Coordinator


Now that spring is well on its way, many of us are looking to get started on the season's gardening so that we can enjoy a beautiful outdoor space all summer. You can get your backyard ready for yourself and...

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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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