Wild Bird Fund Takes Flight
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
When & Where
Wild Bird Fund
The Wild Bird Fund is New York City’s first and only wildlife rehabilitation and education center
New York City is home or stopover to more than 370 species of birds, reptiles, and mammals. While many animals pass through NYC without incident, others encounter deadly man-made hazards—glass skyscrapers, cars and bicycles, toxins, garbage to get tangled in, and spilled motor oils. The WBF is the only state and federally licensed 501(c)(3) that cares for the injured, ill, and orphaned wildlife of New York City. Our mission is to provide medical care and rehabilitation to native and migrant wildlife so they can be released back to the wild.
The Wild Bird Fund treats over 1,500 wild birds and animals each year. Our patients include both native and migratory birds, from the American robin to rarities such as Virginia rails and saw-whet owls. In addition, the WBF fields over 4,000 phone calls from members of the public who need answers about distressed wildlife. Often the difference between life and death is quick response—or knowing when not to pick up a perfectly healthy baby bird that simply hasn’t yet learned to be afraid of humans. In addition to answering the needs of an ever-increasing number of animals, we aim to establish ourselves as a pillar of environmental education in the community.
We hope you will join us!