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Do you know a K-12 Student who loves Art & Nature?
If so, let them know about the SLO International Film Festival’s Young Filmmakers of Tomorrow! We are sponsoring an award in the Young Filmmakers of Tomorrow category for an original short or animated film or music video depicting, “The Wild World We Love.” Entries are being accepted now, more details at https://slofilmfest.org/student-contest-rules/.
800+ strong and growing! Members, donors, volunteers & staff working together to support the wildlife of San Luis Obispo County through rehabilitation and educational outreach.
Pacific Wildlife Care is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
What We Do
We treat nearly 3,000 wild animal patients every year, from over 200 different species. Our goal? To return healthy animals to the wild! We also provide educational presentations for local organizations and schools.
[Wildlife rehabilitation] "is a process of coming to know something quite unlike you, to understand it well enough not only to keep it alive but also to put it back, like a puzzle piece, into the gap in the world it left behind."
-- Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk
Register to attend a volunteer opportunities orientation (VOO) and start making a difference in the well being of our local wildlife. Check out our event calendar for the next VOO.
🥳🐣<3 EXCITING BABY NEWS: Wisdom's chick has hatched! At least 68 years old, the Laysan albatross and world’s oldest known, banded wild bird's chick is currently being cared for by her mate, Akeakamai. The chick hatched this week at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial. <3🐥🎉
Read more: https://rebrand.ly/wisdom-f2019
[Photo description: First family photo: Wisdom's mate stands over the newly hatched chick. Credit: Bob Peyton/USFWS]
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We are continuing to get in oiled seabirds from our beaches. These birds would die if not rescued. The oil is naturally occurring seepage from the ocean floor which is stirred to the surface during storms. The Western Grebes pictured here have been stabilized and washed and are now spending time in one of our outdoor pools. You can see the birds preening their feathers which is how they regain their waterproofing so essential to survival on the open ocean. Only after they can remain warm and dry for a period of time in the pools will they be considered for release. Thanks to everyone who has donated to us so far! Your donations help to ensure these birds have a second chance and can be released back to the wild.
These might be some of the grebes I helped wash ❤️
Several in our so nj lagoons this jan n feb, fun to watch them.
I love watching grebes preen.
I noticed at least a dozen grebes grouped all together last week near the sea otters at the South T-Pier, usually only see 1 or 2 at a time. I took photos and looked closely 3X the size, couldn't see any oil, but maybe it would be hard to detect in photographs. Any suggestions on what we should look for? Thank you for all you do!
This unusual patient, a Long-tailed Duck, was brought to our clinic from Oceano. Her legs were not functioning properly and she has some issues with poor feather condition. Long-tailed Ducks breed high in the arctic and come south to spend the winter along our coast. They are diving sea ducks and are not seen here in large numbers. The name comes from the very long, thin, upright tail feathers of the male that can extend as much as a foot beyond his body. About the size of a crow, Long-tailed Ducks are known for their odd, incessant, chicken-like calls. This little female has on pink booties to protect her feet from injury while she is recovering.
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