Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Orientation

Maverick takes a chicken heart from Grace.

A Presenters Orientation class was held on Saturday for those interested in presenting and caretaking of one of Bird TLC's Education Birds.


Afterwards they were able to try it out to get a taste of things.
Larry tries out Maverick with Cindy coaching.
I think I saw a few smiles.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Building Taz a mew

Taz is a merlin that has now become a part of our education program due to a permanent wing injury. He has been staying at my house waiting for a permanent home. Terri stepped up and is going to house him at her place.
We spent Saturday afternoon at Todd Palmatiers house while his wife Cindy was away playing outdoor girl. Todd had recently made a mew for a sharpie that would the perfect model for a merlins mew.

Terri got right into it with a little help from our visiting intern from England, Grace.

After a few hours, no injuries and a few mistakes, we had a new merlin mew. After it's approved by USF&W and Bird TLC, Taz will be moving to a new home with Terri.

Of course once Taz moves in it will have a perch, water, etc.

Have fun Terri!

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Getting ready for the auction

We're getting ready for "For the Birds" Live and silent auction this coming Friday at the Anchorage Hilton. Lot's of great donations have been pouring in. The nice thing about helping with the auction, you get an early preview of what's going to be there.

There's everything from art, trips, beer, dinners, and a few surprises. The committee is in the process of getting the items organized and cataloged and stuff.

I think Cindy is trying out a few things that she's going to bid on. I hope they come with instructions.

The support of people and businesses is amazing. It should be an awesome auction. It's both live and silent and our auctioneer is Cary Carrington. Tickets are available and will also be sold at the door.

Call the Bird TLC office during normal business hours at 907-562-4852.
This is our main fundraiser for the year. Proceeds help out Alaska's wild birds in need.

"Because wild birds don't have health insurance".

Tickets are available at the door!


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