Tag: wildliferescue

California Quail Ready to be Released in Osoyoos!

Staff and volunteers have worked hard in the last 3 weeks, providing, much-needed warmth and a nutritional diet of seeds, chick mix, and insects to ensure these babies can make it into adulthood and safely return home. They are now half their adult weight and are growing their flight feathers and crest feathers.

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Today is North American Eagle Day!

Since 1995, North American Eagle Day has been celebrated across the globe. This regal bird and spiritual symbol for Indigenous people once became endangered by hunting and pesticides. After pesticides were banned, laws to protect these eagles were put in place to protect these vulnerable species. This special day celebrates the population growth of Bald Eagles since their protection and endangerment scare in the 1960s.

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Steller’s Jay Fledglings Rescued after Predator Attacks

Many birds are harmed each year due to predator attacks – birds such as Steller’s Jays are often hurt after being ambushed by a cat when foraging on ground-level. Fledgling Steller’s Jays are even more vulnerable, they spent time on the ground learning how to fly. You can help prevent predator attacks in your yard!

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How to Help Hummingbirds!

Hummingbirds need to feed almost continuously. It may surprise you that such a small animal, who weighs about the size of a loonie, has a high demand for food. Hummingbirds can consume half their weight every day. Nectar fuels hummingbird’s metabolism – the highest of an endothermic animal on earth. It’s best to provide flowering plants that produce nectar in the spring and summer. If flowers aren’t an option, then a feeder can be supportive. Here is an easy-to-follow recipe for your hummers!

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World Environment Day!

Every year, World Environment Day is a reminder that we must protect and conserve our environment. This year’s theme, biodiversity, is a pressing issue. By continually pushing nature’s delicate systems to the limit, our environment is thrown off its balance affecting all species. Over 190 species of birds have gone extinct, and that number is only increasing. Focusing on ways we can contribute to a healthy ecosystem is crucial to protecting the species we have left.

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Help Ground-Nesting Babies This Spring!

Spring and summer are a particularly sensitive time of year for ground-nesting birds. We need your help to ensure ground-nesting wildlife like the northern junco, hermit thrushes, and meadowlark are among species that can lay and protect their eggs safely. One of the most common and easily forgotten human disturbance during spring is lawn mowing.

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Become a Wildlife Conservationist!

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.

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Help Protect Babies This Season

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.

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Living with Covid-19

Wildlife Rescue Association will remain operational during this time. We have reduced staff on-site to ensure the safety of everyone while we continue to care for wildlife.

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Bats: Friends not Foes!

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.

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