Animal Release

Merriam Chipmunks Released in Tahoe

Merriam Chipmunks

I first heard the chipmunk story from a friend, Fred Friedman. His wife Rochelle’s daughter, Deven Day, had recently moved to San Luis County from the Reno / Mount Rose area. One of the possessions she moved was a dresser. For two weeks, it sat where she had moved it, until she decided to put…

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all our Supporters, Members, and Volunteers (who are often one and the same)! We are delighted to be able to announce that with your help, our $75,000 Matching Funds Campaign was a success! Thank you so much! This means that in 2017 we will continue the important work we do in…

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Seabirds and the Hazards of Fishing

Our hotline received several calls during a four-day period concerning a cormorant with a large object hanging from his beak. Our volunteers and various other people tried to rescue him more than once, but he was elusive and often hopped into the ocean when approached. Finally he was seen near a street corner away from…

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Dove Recuer Sends Thanks

Eurasian Collard-Dove (file photo)

Dear Jennifer and Pacific Wildlife Staff: Thank you so very much for your being there for us and for the little Eurasian Collared Dove we brought in last week. We brought the little guy or girl in on Monday, September 5th, after finding it on Sunday, calling, and being advised to keep the bird warm…

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A Tale of Two Eagles

Eagle released in Creston

Story written by PAMELA HARTMANN in 2013. An eagle does not often crash through a windshield, nor is it often that Game Warden Teri Hickey happens to be driving by a scene at the perfect moment, exactly when needed. But both occurred the Monday before Thanksgiving, 2013. In the early evening of November 25, a woman…

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Ancient Procedure – Allows 21st Century Hawk to Fly

A hawk’s survival requires an exquisite ability to soar and maneuver. This is especially true of Red-shouldered Hawks. They are “masters of maneuverability,” often chasing prey through dense forest, says PWC’s Claudia Duckworth. A hawk with damaged tail feathers cannot do this. At the PWC Rehabilitation Center, Red-shouldered Hawk #766 recovered well from the fractured…

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Pelicans Matter!

An awesome message from Richard Grise on Friday, August 24th: TODAY AUG 24 @ 5pm something inspirational happened. With close supporters Craig & Kris, Alex and I released 3 Brown Pelicans and 2 Western Gull juveniles. WHO CARES: Well a MONTH ago two pelicans could have/should have been dead; entangled beyond movement and with significant…

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Pelican Release

We released 4 pelicans on Friday evening! Watch the YouTube video. The lovely volunteers featured in this video: Rose & Elaine If you wish to become part of our volunteering family, visit our website!

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