Now, more than ever the important work of Wildlife Care Association volunteers needs community support. A shocking new report says birds are disappearing in staggering numbers, so those given a second chance to survive in rehabilitation are critical to preserving our environment. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/09/three-billion-north-american-birds-have-vanished-1970-surveys-show
Even common birds are in steep decline, spurring hunt for causes
A reminder for everyone. Please contact us on the Hotline for help! It's the best, fastest way to help injured, orphan or displaced wildlife. Volunteers monitor the Hotline at 916-965-9453. Requests thru social media are not as timely or effective as making the call, 916-965-9453 for Wildlife Care.
Aranya Karighattam shared her look at regional birds in this WCA video from 2016. A part of the Pacific flyway for migratory birds Sacramento has both resident and visiting birds you won't see elsewhere. Volunteers at Wildlife Care help save thousands every year to keep them flying!
Spur of the moment! Taken at Discovery Park and our very first WCA Fall Photo Contest winner 'Pigeon In Flight' from 2015! Take your cam out and get a great bird pic this weekend. Submissions for the 5th Annual WCA Fall Photo Contest begin Oct 1 and continue thru Dec 31, 2019. Entries are free if you are under 12, those over are asked to donate $5 per entry. Enter often, attach your pic to a Message to WCA on this page. You can donate thru the Facebook page or at www.wildlifecareassociation.com and include your name, email, what type of bird you think it is and where you took it for each pic you enter. A winner will be notified and receive some prize swag and wildlife fame in January 2020.
Fake hare. Real hare. No bunnies were disturbed in the making of this post. (One is a window sticker the other a neighbor. Wildlife is all around us!)
Owls, hawks, raccoons and little squirrels, oh my! Hope your Labor Day holiday was great, our volunteers work day in-day out to give regional wildlife that second chance to live holiday or not. While Labor Day is the traditional date on the calendar for summer's end wildlife does not mark those days in the struggle to survive our world. Special thanks to Chris, Myra, Laura and all our volunteers fro across the community who give wildlife a priceless gift of time and care when they need it most, including Labor Day weekend. Scaly WCA Ambassador Severus just slept in!
This rare and beautiful California quail was a photo winner taken on a backyard fence in Folsom! Get ready to take your winning bird or birds picture for the 5th Annual Wildlife Care Fall Photo Contest. You can submit them on the Facebook page as a message with photo attached beginning on October 1, 2019 thru Dec 31, 2019. More details in the weeks ahead so get out this weekend and take some pics because wildlife is all around us!
Mark your calendar for October 1. That's the day the 5th Annual Wildlife Care Association Fall Photo Contest begins. Get out, take a bird or birds picture and submit it on Facebook thru December 31st. Easy. Share with friends and visit here often for more details and other photos submitted in the last 5 years. Dave Labhard's 'Sapsucker In Flight' taken on the American River won last year. Others have taken outstanding pictures in their own backyards to win, so get out, get a pic and have fun because birds and other wildlife are all around us!
Dave Gish has been a volunteer with us since August 2015. From intake to release Dave truly does it all! Last week he released his 1000th animal! He is so passionate about the work we do and he is always willing to go above and beyond for the animals. Thank you, Dave!
In light of the recent coyote sightings in Sacramento, we wanted to share some useful information from Project Coyote. http://www.projectcoyote.org/take-action/promote-coexistence/ EDUCATED COEXISTENCE Urban landscapes offer an abundance of food, water, and shelter for coyotes. If you frequently see a coyote near your home, one or more neighbors may be unknowingly providing food or shelter. Take the following steps to prevent coyotes from being attracted to your home. -Wildlife-proof garbage in sturdy containers with tight fitting lids. -Don’t leave pet food outside. -Take out trash the morning pick up is scheduled. -Keep compost in secure containers. -Keep fallen fruit off the ground. Coyotes eat fruit. -Keep bird seed off the ground; seeds attract rodents which then attract coyotes. Remove feeders if coyotes are seen in your yard. -Keep barbecue grills clean. -Eliminate accessible water sources. -Clear away brush and dense weeds near buildings. -Close off crawl spaces under decks and around buildings where coyotes may den. -If you frequently see a coyote in your yard, make loud noises with pots, pans, or air horns, and haze the coyote with a water hose. ... See more