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WILDNorth receives a wide array of songbirds such as: Robins, sparrows, finches, blue jays, flickers, vireos, chickadees, magpies, crows, ravens, swallows, waxwings, and woodpeckers. We also receive many birds from the Corvidae family, such as Magpies, Crows, Bluejays, and Ravens. These birds sometimes have a bad reputation, but they are amazingly intelligent birds with complex social structures who have adapted well to our urban environments.
These birds typically come in due to habitat destruction, injury, contamination, or they have been orphaned. We care for them from hatchlings all the way to mature juveniles, providing food, shelter, and the necessary socialization and foraging skills to be successful in the wild. Scroll down to sponsor one of our featured bird patients. Sponsoring an animal can make a great gift as you receive a certificate which you can address to anyone (including yourself)!
This woodpecker was brought to us in mid January after it was caught in a sticky-glue mouse trap. You may have seen our announcements in the past requesting that people please avoid the use of these traps. These traps are not quick, nor are they painless, and often leave the caught animal suffering. They also often have bi-catch, meaning they catch critters that you trap was not originally set out to catch. There are other, more humane traps that can be used to catch mice, including live traps where the caught mice can simply be set free outside, or relocated elsewhere.
This woodpecker suffered damage to its eye. Hopefully, with some time and medical aid, it will make a full recovery and be able to be returned to the wild!
Black Billed Magpie:
This Magpie was admitted to WILDNorth at the beginning of January with a fracture in its right wing. To aid in the healing process, we wrapped the wing and will continue to monitor and assess the patient’s progress.