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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Guess the animal! What animal do you think this is? 🙂

*We will give out the answer on Friday in the comments section.

#whatisit #guesstheanimal #wildlife
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Guess the animal! What animal do you think this is? 🙂 

*We will give out the answer on Friday in the comments section. 

#whatisit #guesstheanimal #wildlife

 

Comment on Facebook

turkey?

(Eragon)

Turkey!

Turkey..

Wild Turkey

Turkey!

Pheasant

Turkey 🦃

Turkey!

Red tail hawk??

It isn't a hippogriff or a thunderbird.

Looks like a wild turkey of some variety..

Turkey

Turkey

Bird

Hummingbird

Turkey

Wild turkey

Turkey

Peacock

owl

Meleagris gallopavo intermedia

Turkey

Kinda looks like a wild Turkey 🙂

Fish

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An essential part of rehabilitation is providing recovering wildlife with appropriate housing such as large pools for seabirds and private spaces where they can feel safe. A stress-free environment encourages natural behavior such as preening and bathing. Here, a juvenile Brown Pelican is enjoying himself in one of our outdoor pools 🙂.

#brownpelican #wildliferehab #wildliferescue #morrobay #wildlife #pelican
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Thanks for sharing

Pacific Wildlife is such a Blessing. We are so lucky to have them.

Alejandro Pereda Sanchez, Calo Calvo Mac, GRAM in the proximate future 🙂

Lucky bird!

Baby birds get fed by their parents usually every 15-30 minutes around the clock from dawn until dusk! It may be summer, but we are right in the middle of baby bird season. Please avoid pruning or trimming trees until the fall to avoid injuring or even killing nesting birds. Thank you!

#wildliferehab #babybirds #bizarrocomics
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Baby birds get fed by their parents usually every 15-30 minutes around the clock from dawn until dusk! It may be summer, but we are right in the middle of baby bird season. Please avoid pruning or trimming trees until the fall to avoid injuring or even killing nesting birds. Thank you! 

#wildliferehab #babybirds #bizarrocomics

 

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We have a nest in one of our bushes that we have requested our gardener to avoid trimming for this very reason. It's so neat to hear the baby birds!

that sounds so exhausting for parent birds.

Stephen

Yes they are very very busy here... bird table and feeders are in constant use during the day,,,

Will share

Samuray)

And when you thin your trees and bushes thinking you can avoid nests you might be exposing a nest well hidden by the foliage you trim. 🦋🌴🕊

It is against the law to disturb nesting birds in the UK.

sadly they've been cutting down lots of trees in SLO off Orcutt/Johnson where they're building new homes. It makes me cringe just thinking of all the poor birds and other animals they're harming...

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5 days ago

Pacific Wildlife Care

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
We're wishing all of you a happy father's day!

Cheers to wildlife dads too! Pumpkinseed sunfish build their nests in shallow water and the male will aggressively guard the nest to protect the eggs and young from danger. Watch this sunfish fan the nest and challenge the camera.

More great animal dads: bit.ly/2t1Kbhu

Video by Mike Seider/USFWS.
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6 days ago

Pacific Wildlife Care

Roland
The frenzied feedings continue almost constantly now. The chicks squeak to get momma’s attention and, after a quick snack, they all fall asleep. The cycle repeats every 10-15 minutes all day long.

It’s fun to see how closely they snuggle when they are sleeping... it keeps them warm while the parents are off foraging for food.
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Abigail LaVey

What kind of birds are they?

Nice how mom keeps the nest clean 😉

Very busy parents! Makes me sad to see birds trapped inside large stores this time of year.

And if the chicks are orphans, the Pacific Wildlife Care workers feed them, like mom, every 10-15 minutes around the clock. Saving wildlife means work! Saluting all the devoted staff.

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