Hotline: 805-543-9453 (WILD)

Who We Are

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.

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Why It Matters

[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

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This Common Murre fledgling hatched and grew up on one of the rocky outcroppings along our coast. In July and August, the young murres are encouraged to abandon their rocky home and dive into the sea before they are able to fly. The parents will feed and protect the young birds until they are able to fly and fish on their own. Murres use their short, powerful wings to dive deep underwater to pursue fish and mollusks. On land, they are often mistaken for penguins because of their coloring and upright stance. This bird became separated from its parents and will be kept at our clinic until it is strong and healthy and able to survive on its own.
#pacificwildlifecare #commonmurre #murre #wildlife #seabird #wildliferescue
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This Common Murre fledgling hatched and grew up on one of the rocky outcroppings along our coast. In July and August, the young murres are encouraged to abandon their rocky home and dive into the sea before they are able to fly. The parents will feed and protect the young birds until they are able to fly and fish on their own. Murres use their short, powerful wings to dive deep underwater to pursue fish and mollusks. On land, they are often mistaken for penguins because of their coloring and upright stance. This bird became separated from its parents and will be kept at our clinic until it is strong and healthy and able to survive on its own.
#pacificwildlifecare #commonmurre #murre #wildlife #seabird #wildliferescue

This is Pacific Wildlife Care’s Education Ambassador, Corax, a Common Raven. He is posing to illustrate some features that, in addition to his bigger size, make him a raven and not a crow. He has a thicker beak with stiff feathers called crines covering his nostrils. His shaggy throat feathers can be made to look fluffy or sleek depending on his need to appear bigger, a feature that crows lack. Corax can control the feathers covering his head sometimes making them stand up straight and showing two feathery “horns” when he is excited. You can also see how his black feathers appear almost bluish in reflected light.
#Raven #corvid #pacificwildlifecare
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This is Pacific Wildlife Care’s Education Ambassador, Corax, a Common Raven. He is posing to illustrate some features that, in addition to his bigger size, make him a raven and not a crow. He has a thicker beak with stiff feathers called crines covering his nostrils. His shaggy throat feathers can be made to look fluffy or sleek depending on his need to appear bigger, a feature that crows lack. Corax can control the feathers covering his head sometimes making them stand up straight and showing two feathery “horns” when he is excited. You can also see how his black feathers appear almost bluish in reflected light.
#Raven #corvid #pacificwildlifecare

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Heather White

Beautiful Boy!

handsome!

So beautiful!

I LOVE corvids.......❤️

Debi Breck

He's a beauty!

beautiful animal.

hes so cool!

Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."

Max DeLallo look at this cutie!

We had the coolest crow at work for awhile, he was injured and it got to the point that we put a perch outside my window. He would come up when he was hungry and we would give him cat food. We named him hoppy and could call fro him!! He recovered and flew away! They are so smart!!!

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Man were they ever today. All 3 of mine were full of themselves today.

Classic!

Grae O'Toole this made me think of you lol

National Audubon Society
Piping Plovers take refuge under a parent for warmth and security. But sometimes it can get crowded under there!
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