Sunday, March 29, 2009
Eagle Scouts do a lot for Bird TLC. They have built 75% of our outdoor mews. They help with clean ups and all types of projects around TLC.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
We also had our education birds doing presentations before the show started. Cindy brought Phoenix the osprey out for his first presentation and he looked like a pro. We had raptors and songbirds showing off who they were and what the auction was about.
Thank you to all of the donors, supporters and thank you to all of the generous people who took something special home. We know times are tough now and every penny has to count.
Also, thanks to all of the volunteers who put the event together and helped during the auction. As always, it can't be done without you!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
There are over 100 live and silent items available to bid on. A buffet dinner will be provided by the Captain Cook Hotel. There will be a no host bar.
Tickets are available at http://www.birdtlc.net/ or at the Bird TLC office. I hope to see you there.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Erin is a Bird TLC clinic volunteer for a few years now. Gandolph has been in the education program for about 5 years now. You might have noticed her in the post on 3/7 being presented by Kristen at Terra Bella's.
Bird TLC prefers that every education bird have two presenters. We get a large amount of presentation request and the more people trained to do them, the easier it is on everyone. It also helps in the training of the bird. If a bird is use to a couple different handlers, it will easily adapt if one handler is no longer available for whatever reason.
Welcome aboard Erin and best of luck with Gandolph.
Monday, March 09, 2009
Cindy decided to do a full work up this weekend. Test results, avian trichomonas. Trichomonas gallinae, the parasite causes avian trichomoniasis. When present, it is usually found in the upper digestive tract of many species of doves and gallinaceous birds. Some strains may also produce liver and lung lesions. The parasite is transferred to young from the mother during feeding. Transmission between birds may also occur from contaminated feed and water. Infection by this trichomonad can be fatal. The presence of this organism in doves is a common source of infection of falcons and hawks feeding on them. We don't know how this guy got this.
Treatment has started and until he decides to eat on his own, he gets a little help. DeAnn's been a volunteer a long time and was there to buy food for Bird TLC's Education Raven she caretakes. She got drafted to help out and that's not unusual. As you can see, it takes three people to tube feed an eagle safely.
We'll keep you updated on how he's doing.
Saturday, March 07, 2009
Friday, March 06, 2009
Wild Moments: Adventures with Animals
Saturday, March 7, 2009 4 - 6pm
Terra Bella Bakery Cafe will be hosting Bird TLC and Mchael Engelhard as they promote the anthology Wild Moments: Adventures with Animals from the North. The book features a story by JoAnn Mapson about Bird TLC's own Gandalf, the Great Gray Owl
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
I checked in on him yesterday and he was back to being the big bad GHO. He hissed and clacked and puffed his feathers out. I think he's feeling better.
We find out next week if it healed liked we wanted it to. I'll keep you updated.