Advocacy

Respect the Nest

February 22, 2021 Comments Off on Respect the Nest

It’s Now (Mostly) Safe to Trim and Prune Trees Every year, WildCare’s Wildlife Hospital admits nearly 2,000 baby animals, many of whom are orphaned when their nests are cut from trees.We ask everyone to Respect the Nest, and not trim or prune trees, bushes or shrubs during the spring, summer and early fall months to…

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Why Trapping Doesn’t Work

October 31, 2020 Comments Off on Why Trapping Doesn’t Work

Trapping doesn’t solve a nuisance animal problem. Animals are attracted to your property because it provides something they want and need. Usually what attracts them is access to FOOD, WATER or SHELTER.

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Should You Provide Water for Wildlife?

October 31, 2020 Comments Off on Should You Provide Water for Wildlife?

Providing an artificial water source for wildlife in your yard may seem like the kind thing to do for local wildlife, but putting out water can cause more problems than it solves.

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How to Prevent Birds from Hitting Windows

October 31, 2020 Comments Off on How to Prevent Birds from Hitting Windows

One of the main causes of migratory songbird mortality is window strikes. The following steps can help reduce the number of birds killed by hitting windows, and a lot of lives could be saved if everyone implemented these strategies!

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Songbirds, Cats and Catios

October 31, 2020 Comments Off on Songbirds, Cats and Catios

For one year, WildCare’s Director of Animal Care and her team collected the wild animal patients brought to our Wildlife Hospital due to having been caught by cats.

Of the 321 caught-by-cat patients admitted that year, only 39 survived to be released.

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How to Safely Feed Backyard Birds

October 31, 2020 Comments Off on How to Safely Feed Backyard Birds

Feeders bring joy and enrichment to many people’s lives, and they can occasionally provide a valuable supplemental food source that improves bird survival. However, poorly placed and maintained feeders may increase the risks of predation, window strikes and disease.

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