Releases/Status Updates

2012 Year in Review 

Wildbird Recovery had another busy year. We admitted and treated 410 sick, injured, and orphaned wild birds with a 72% release rate (more than twice the national average). We admitted, treated, transferred and/or released 34 animals for Maryjane Angelo at Skye’s Spirit Wildlife Center. We also admitted 42 domestic birds. We admitted a total of 486 animals. Wildbird Recovery had 26 education programs. We also hosted our first large fundraiser, The First Annual Fall Migration Festival, which was well attended and enjoyed by about 150 supporters. A very special thank you to our volunteers, to Stacey Widenhofer for doing our education programs, and to our veterinarians, Dr. Daman and Dr. Revelt, and to Dr. Smolensky (our bird chiropractor). 

Waterfowl

Canada Geese                    7

Mallards                          13

Wood Duck                       2

Total                               22 

Native Species

American Crow                 6

American Goldfinch          6

American Robin              57

American Woodcock         1

Baltimore Oriole                1

Barn Swallow                    9

Blue Jay                             4

Carolina Wren                   3

Cedar Waxwing               16

Chimney Swift                 29

Chipping Sparrow              6

Common Grackle               4

Downy Woodpecker          1

Eastern Bluebird               11

Eastern Kingbird                1

Eastern Phoebe                   2

Eastern Towhee                 1

Gray Catbird                      1

Great Blue Heron               1

Green Heron                       1

House Finch                        6

Mourning Dove                  22

Northern Bobwhite           1

Northern Cardinal             13

Northern Mockingbird       1

Purple Martin                     4

Red-bellied Woodpecker   3

Red-breasted Nuthatch      1

Red-Eyed Vireo                 1

Rose-breasted Grosbeak    1

RT Hummingbird               5

Scarlet Tanager                  2

Song Sparrow                     4

Sora                                    1

Tufted Titmouse                 3

White-breasted Nuthatch   3

Wild Turkey                       5

Yellow-billed Cuckoo       1

Yellow-shafted Flicker      3

Total                               241 

Introduced Species

European Starling            40

House Sparrow                52

Rock Dove                       55

Total                              147 

Skyes Spirit

Red-tailed Hawk              7

Screech Owl                      5

Barred Owl                       1

Red-shouldered Hawk     1

Great Horned Owl            2

American Kestrel              1

Cottontail                          9

Flying Squirrels                 7

Gray Squirrel                    1

Total                                34 

Domestic                        

Duck                                  3

Chickens                            2

Racing/Pet Pigeon             3

Chukar                               1

Guinea                                1

Corturnix Quail                  1

Domestic Turkey                1

Zebra Finches                   30

Total                                42 

Total Birds                    486