Wildlife Stories

Sora waterbird with a Candy-Corn Bill Survives Cat Attack

Posted September 23, 2020 by Vindi Sekhon

The Sora is a small waterbird of the family Rallidae, sometimes referred to as the sora rail or sora crake. This small chicken-like bird is chubby with uniquely long toes that help it to tackle floating vegetation when searching for...

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Oil-Based Pollution Continues to Harm Wildlife

Posted September 12, 2020 by Vindi Sekhon

Found across North America, Asia and Europe, Mallards are a frequent sighting on lakes, rivers, ponds, and suburban neighborhoods year-round. Mallards are large ducks with hefty bodies, rounded heads, and wide, flat bills. The male adult is the attractive one...

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Tender Care for Eurasian Collared-Dove

Posted September 10, 2020 by Vindi Sekhon

Have you ever woken up to a repetitive cooing sound outside your window at the crack of dawn? Well, this loud cooing sound could very well belong to the exotic, Eurasian Collared-Dove, an attractive bird with pale grey plumage and...

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Unfortunate Outcome for Rare Pelagic Cormorant

Posted September 5, 2020 by Vindi Sekhon

Recently, one juvenile Pelagic Cormorant was found on Granville street bridge where a Good Samaritan rescued him just before he was hit by a car. Unfortunately, incidents like these are a common occurrence - many birds nest on the bridge...

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Fighting Chance for Red Crossbill Pair

Posted by Vindi Sekhon

Known for the beautiful red colour of their feathers, Red Crossbills are a striking sight in British Columbia’s forests. These small birds tend to eat an assortment of foods ranging from seeds (such as the seeds of spruce, pine, and...

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Rare Albino Northwestern Crow Looking for Support!

Posted August 2, 2020 by Vindi Sekhon

The most common crow sighting in British Columbia you will see along the shorelines is the Northwestern crow. Unlike American Crows, Northwestern Crows are smaller with a deeper voice and are often found along beaches, islands or at landfill sites...

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Western Small-Footed Bat Unique to Wildlife Rescue Hospital

Posted July 31, 2020 by Vindi Sekhon

The Western small-footed bat is a member of the large and widely distributed Myotis within the bat family. With its black mask on its face, ears, and forearms and beautiful wings made of stretched membrane this small bat weighs approximately...

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Abandoned Nestling Learning Essential Skills at Wildlife Rescue Hospital

Posted July 30, 2020 by Vindi Sekhon

Like many other birds, Black-headed Grosbeak breed in British Columbia and then migrate south to warmer climates. The Black-headed Grosbeak male are easily identifiable by their orange breasts, blackheads, and black and white wings. Females have brown heads and orange...

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Strike Two for Sociable Birds

Posted July 22, 2020 by Vindi Sekhon

With a black stripe on their pale brown heads, light grey wings tipped with red, and a short tail tipped with yellow, Cedar Waxwings can be spotted near streams and grasslands in British Columbia all year.  However, they can be...

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Year-Round Bird Faces Severe Head Trauma

Posted July 20, 2020 by Vindi Sekhon

Conifer Feeding Bird found Year-Round! Spotted in British Columbia year-round, Red Crossbills are beautiful birds. Male Red Crossbills can be easily identified due to the sharp red colour of their feathers, the females, with their yellow and olive-brown colour, are...

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