The Nest is Best!
It is the time of year for baby birds! Most babies are just fine, even if you find them on the ground. Much of the time they are learning to fly – and just like humans learning to ride a bike – they fall down a lot. They need to be left alone because their parents are nearby to help them. But if you see possible injuries or a threat (cat or dog), then putting them back in their nest is the best thing to do. Click here to to our FAQ page for information on what to do if you find baby birds. We also have contacts if you need help. The picture above is Great Horned Owls whose nest was blown down by a storm. BPRC came out, built a new nest in the tree and they successfully fledged!
Fundraiser a big success!
A Second Chance! Ribs n’ Raptors Fundraiser for rehabilitation was a wonderful day for BPRC.
A great turnout with plenty of Hutchins BBQ and Franconia drinks helped raise more than $13,000 for raptor rehabilitation. Our $2,000 challenge grant was more than matched from the raffle, silent auction and live auction.
We would like to thank all our sponsors and donors as well as everyone who came to the event. The hospital has received more than 375 patients this year, and this is our first year! The support has made it possible to expand our capabilities to match this growth. We are beginning to build the next set of flight cages for small raptors to help with the quantity (146 screech owls and 46 Kestrels so far this year) we receive of these two species.
Thank you again for a great day and hopefully we will see you again in the near future at one of our First Saturdays or other events.