Pileated Woodpecker Update

We thought you might enjoy some pictures and a video update with the progress our female pileated woodpecker has been making! This bird has made incredible progress over the past few weeks that we’ve had her. She is now starting to get her motor senses and skills back and attempting to self-feed and jump. Click the images to enlarge the photos and see just how beautiful this bird really is!

Thank you to everyone who has donated towards her rehabilitation and towards the care of the many other birds we will take in at the Center this season!

 

Billie’s Success Story

“Billie” the Pekin mix duckling has grown so much since being rescued, and he’s doing wonderfully! He is in foster care for 2 weeks with one of our interns, until the new owners come to pick him up to take him to his forever home. Learn more about Billie and the many other birds in our care by visiting our Facebook page!

Pekin mix duckling.
Billie, the Pekin mix duckling.

Come see us at Barn Bash!

We are super excited to announce that we were just asked to join the other amazing organizations in being a part of Barn Sanctuary’s upcoming Barn Bash!

The Bird Center will have a table at this event on Saturday, June 15 from 11 AM until 5 PM. Please come on out and see us, learn more about what we do, and check out how wonderful the Barn Sanctuary is!

Please note: Tickets must be purchased in advance! For tickets and more information about Barn Bash 2019, click here!

Your Help is Needed

On Friday morning we received a photo of an injured female Pileated Woodpecker hanging from a tree. We talked the concerned citizen through the rescue, and she and her grandson brought the bird to us. The woodpecker had very bad head trauma, blood in one of her ears, her neck was limp, and she was very dehydrated. We rehydrated her, gave her anti-inflammatory meds along with pain meds, and put her in oxygen for close to four hours. She started to finally perk back up after that.

After four days with us, she is starting to eat/peck a bit on her own, but we are also feeding her massive amounts of blackberries and live mealworms. She takes a lot of time for our staff to feed because of the large amount and the special holding requirements due to her condition. We are hopeful about her outcome, but she will be with us for quite some time, as she has a long road of recovery ahead of her.

We could use your help with donations to the Bird Center to help support her care. She eats close to 50 mealworms per feeding which is every 45 minutes, along with a variety of other foods. She has been an honor to work with and we want to provide her with the best rehabilitation possible. Please consider making a donation to the Bird Center to help us care for this gorgeous bird so that she can make a successful recovery.

 

As we mentioned, she’s only been with us for a few days, but below is a video of her progress from when she came in to now.

Robins Hatch at the Bird Center

Earlier this week, a tree was cut down and a robins’ nest fell out while the eggs were in the process of hatching. Thankfully, the rescuer found them and immediately brought them to the Bird Center. We placed them in our new incubator, and while the first one was already born on arrival, the other two were still in the process.

36 hours later, we can officially welcome three new robins into the world!