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.
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 🙂.
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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!
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.
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.
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