MON, FEBRUARY 17 MORRO COAST AUDUBON SOCIETY COMMUNITY PROGRAM Presents: Reuniting & Re-nesting Birds of Prey in SLO County 7 pm SLO Botanical Garden, Oak Glen Pavilion in El Chorro Regional Park
Come and meet Bob Peak who will share his fascinating stories about reuniting and re-nesting birds of prey as a long-term volunteer with Pacific Wildlife Care.
SAT, MARCH 21 MORRO BAY WILD! 10 am & 1 pm 1387 Main Street, Morro Bay
Two 2-hour exclusive tours of our Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Morro Bay. Tour includes 1-hr virtual tour presented by Virginia Flaherty, one of our rehabilitation technicians and educators; a walk-through of the clinic & grounds; visits by our wildlife ambassadors and light refreshments. Tickets: $25. Purchase tickets at pacificwildlifecare.org/morro-bay-wild/.
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.
You know about the life-saving work we do, will you show your love for our wild neighbors by donating to Pacific Wildlife Care or giving a gift membership for someone you love at www.pacificwildlifecare.org/make-a-donation/? "Love is in the air...” even in the animal world! For Pacific Wildlife Care, this means our Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Morro Bay will soon hum with activity as large numbers of wild babies arrive in need of our care, inadvertently injured and orphaned by tree and brush trimming, car strikes, and pet interactions, with the hope for a second chance to return them healthy back to the wild. Of course, wild babies are not our only patients. We see a number of mishaps to raptors, seabirds, shorebirds, songbirds, and mammals of all ages with that same hope for a second chance at survival. On this day of celebrating love, consider a gift that supports your love for SLO County's wildlife. We depend on the kind-hearted generosity of caring people like you to help us give second chances to wildlife caught in the crosshairs and so vulnerable to human interaction. In 2019, we received 2,613 wildlife cases, comprised of over 190 unique species requiring appropriate habitat, medical treatment and food while in our care.
Every year, in early summer, we are brought nestling Black-crowned Night-Herons that have fallen from their nests along the Embarcadero in Morro Bay. These birds often have minor injuries, poor bloodwork and sometimes poor bone development from a lack of nutrients. Because of these issues, they cannot be renested and so are raised by PWC until they fledge and are ready to survive on their own. After spending a couple of months at our center, these four passed all of their pre-release requirements and rejoined their colony on the Embarcadero.
Freedom Friday! This Western Grebe was brought to us just before Christmas with oil covering his abdomen and burns caused from the toxic oil on his skin. This was not related to a spill but the result of naturally occurring oil seepage along our coast, a particular problem during the stormy winter weather. Once he was stabilized, he was washed and his burns treated. Following a period of time, during which he did the hard work of restoring his waterproofing by aligning his cleaned feathers with his beak, he was put in our large outdoor pool. After 16 days with us, he was eating and diving well and able to be returned to his ocean home.