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.
This juvenile Red-tailed Hawk is recovering from electrocution injuries and a fractured wing. He is on crate rest which means a more confined area so his injuries have a chance to heal properly. Red-tailed Hawks don't get their adult plumage with the red tail until after their first year of life. We hope when he is fully healed and conditioned to release him back into the Cayucos skies. #redtailedhawk #hawk #wildlife #pacificwildlifecare #wildliferehab ... See MoreSee Less
Have no fear! This time of year you may see wandering tarantulas out and about. They are usually males in search of a female. Please leave them be as they mean you no harm. They rarely bite but do have itchy hairs they will use if provoked. Let them go about their business and you can walk away knowing you got to see a really cool animal 🙂.
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Migrating birds all have the same adaptive goal – making the most of food and breeding opportunities that change with the seasons. Arctic Terns follow one of the longest annual migrations, traveling as much as 44,000 miles each year. Arctic tundra provides their ideal nesting site in summer, the Antarctic, the ideal feeding grounds in our winter. birdnote.org/show/migration-long-short-and-between... See MoreSee Less