Education


Protect Your Local Killdeers

Posted July 28, 2021 by Vindi Sekhon


Killdeers are urban and friendly birds found almost anywhere in the world and a familiar sight in Central America, South America, Europe and North America. Killdeers are easily spotted with their long legs, brown feathers on top and white wings....

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Entanglement & Water Recreation

Posted May 31, 2021 by Vindi Sekhon


As we move into warmer weather, more and more residents of Metro Vancouver are heading to the water to beat the heat. With Wildlife Rescue Association being located right by beautiful Burnaby Lake, we see first-hand the joy that water...

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Rooftop Goslings Continue to Face Challenges

Posted by Vindi Sekhon


Spring is one of the busiest times of the year for Wildlife Rescue especially with “Rooftop Rescues”. Last year, the rescue team was managing 10 rescues a day to save fluffy little goslings and bringing them to safety with their...

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Accidental Nest Removal and Disturbance

Posted April 30, 2021 by Vindi Sekhon


This time of year, migrating birds choose British Columbia’s beautiful trees and forests as a spot to lay their eggs and start their families. This beautiful journey often has challenges, one being nest removal and nest disturbance. The removal and...

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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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