Education


Helping Hummingbirds – Feeding Hummingbirds Properly

Posted April 23, 2021 by Sasha, Wildlife Technician


While planting a native flowering garden will provide the best natural source of food for hummingbirds, supplementing with a properly maintained hummingbird feeder can provide additional sustenance to local hummingbirds. However, in order to help and not harm, you must...

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Easter Egg Challenge

Posted April 1, 2021 by Sasha, Wildlife Technician


Easter is an exciting time for the re-emergence of plants and wildlife, including the arrival of baby birds. With more babies comes more danger. Momma birds work hard to keep their babies safe, but living in an urban environment brings...

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Protecting Ground Nesters

Posted March 30, 2021 by Vindi Sekhon


Spring and summer are a delicate time of year for ground-nesting birds like the Dark-eyed Junco, Hermit Thrushes, Sparrows, and Killdeer to name a few. One of the most common and easily forgotten human disturbances during spring is lawn mowing,...

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Saving Small Nests

Posted March 25, 2021 by Vindi Sekhon


Small Nests and How We Can Help Them Every year from around mid-March to late August, the lower mainland is filled with birds finding habitats, constructing nests, and nesting. For birds, their mating season is extremely important - after all,...

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Canada Goose Nesting Season FAQ

Canada Goose Nesting Season FAQ

Posted March 6, 2021 by Sasha, Wildlife Technician


Canada Geese nested on my building last year. Will they be back? Should I deter Canada Geese from nesting on my building? My rooftop is not an appropriate nesting site. How can I deter Canada Geese from nesting on my...

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Glue Traps: A Sticky Situation

Posted March 5, 2021 by Vindi Sekhon


Every year, Wildlife Rescue provides care to hundreds of wildlife impacted by glue traps and flypaper. These inhumane methods to prevent unwanted guests inside and outside our homes cause horrific injuries and sometimes death to vulnerable wildlife. A Black-Capped Chickadee...

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Winter Bat Sightings – What you can do!

Posted January 26, 2021 by Vindi Sekhon


Every year, Wildlife Rescue provides care to bats of various bat species including the Silver-Haired Bat, Hoary Bat, Little Brown Bat, Yuma bats and the Big Brown Bat. Bats are the second-largest group of mammals in the world and are...

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Salmonella Outbreak in Pine Siskins FAQ

Salmonella Outbreak in Pine Siskins FAQ

Posted January 11, 2021 by Sasha, Wildlife Technician


An outbreak of Salmonella in wild bird populations is being seen across the province. Wildlife Rescue is currently admitting record-breaking numbers of Pine Siskins showing symptoms of Salmonella infection. Here are some commonly asked questions regarding this outbreak answered! You...

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Salmonella Outbreak in Siskins

Posted January 7, 2021 by Vindi Sekhon


It is an irruptive year for Pine Siskins! Each Winter, these nomadic finches range widely and erratically across North America, their migrations heavily food driven. These past few months, dense flocks of siskins have been seen across the Pacific Northwest....

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Hummingbirds a Frequent Sight in the Winter!

Posted December 7, 2020 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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