Songbird Season

How Fast They Grow!!

A successful “baby bird” season is slowing down as the seasonal cycles proceed.  This year, The Wildlife Center was challenged once again with orphaned birds of all species being rescued and brought to us.

Learning is a constant activity at the Center and as we learn more and more about the natural history of the many species that we see, we learn more and more about how to better care for them during rehabilitation and how to prepare them for their lives in “the wild” as adults.

Among the species that we received this season have been numerous Blue Jays, Common Grackles, and Northern Mockingbirds. Less common, but no less interesting were a number of Downy Woodpeckers, Red Bellied Woodpeckers, Flycatchers, Loggerhead Shrikes, Brown Thrasher and Crows.  Each of these species has a different requirement for housing and – especially – diet.  The diets vary from seed to insects to “meat” (worms, crickets, and even – in the case of the shrike, very small mammals).  Some of them even like fruit. Getting the diets right allows these little ones to grow and develop normally and to “teach” their foraging habits.

Check out our slideshow below…

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amazon prime day

Amazon is holding their biggest sale of the year on Monday, July 15th and Tuesday July 16th.

The Wildlife Center is asking you to make a donation at the same time you take advantage of this special sale at Amazon.

One of our amazing and anonymous supporters, will double all donations received on July 15th and July 16th up $5,000.00.  This makes it the perfect time to help out the Wildlife Center of Venice. No donation is too small; a few bucks goes a long way when you decide to chip in and help our Fantastic Florida Wildlife. Your $5 donation magically turns into a $10 donation for one day only.

The Wildlife Center of Venice works hard every day to make sure that every animal and bird in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte County receives all the care they need.  In 2018 we rescued more than 5,000 animals.  We can’t do this without your help.
 On Monday & Tuesday donate here:

https://wildlifecenterofvenice.org/donate/

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