Celebrating over 2 DECADES of LOCAL wildlife education and rehabilitation. You play a vital role in Wildbird Recovery’s mission and your support will ensure our fundraiser is a successful one. Please help by supporting Wildbird Recovery’s biggest fundraising event of the year!
Wildbird Recovery’s 11th Annual Fall Migration Festival will be held at Stormy Oaks Nature Conservancy (120 Forsythe Road, Valencia, PA 16059) on Sunday, September 18, 2022 from noon to 5 PM. This is a great opportunity for ALL AGES to spend time outdoors, enjoy delicious food, and learn about different aspects of our local wildlife at Stormy Oaks Nature Conservancy. Guests can learn about the Golden Eagles of Greater Yellowstone’s Big Horn Basin from our keynote speakers, Melissa and David Rohm of Wild Excellence Films. Their latest film is “Golden Eagles: Witnesses to a Changing West.” We will also have numerous education exhibits including but not limited to bats, bees, Hemlocks woolly adelgid (HWA), mammals, native plants, and more! The Birdwatchers Store will be onsite with quality supplies to enhance your backyard bird experience. There will be raffle baskets, a silent auction, and face painting. Tickets will be available for purchase in advance or on-site the day of the festival. We welcome you to experience a unique fundraising event that benefits the birds of Western Pennsylvania.
Email Melissa at email@example.com with any questions on purchasing tickets for the 11th Annual Fall Migration Festival event. Children 2 and under do not require a ticket to attend the event. To become a valued member of Wildbird Recovery, please visit our MEMBERSHIP page on our website prior to purchasing your admission tickets. If you do not currently have a membership with Wildbird Recovery, please select the option with “non-member” when purchasing admission tickets.
Wildbird Recovery has a need for support in the form of event sponsorship. Also, we can use silent auction items, business gift certificates, and/or raffle basket donations. Every donation makes a direct impact on our efforts! We value your partnership and to show our appreciation, your business will be listed on our website WILDBIRDRECOVERY.org, on our Facebook page, and recognition on signage will be given the day of our event.
A non-profit organization that relies solely on donations, Wildbird Recovery is the only wildlife rehabilitation center in Butler County, Pennsylvania. We help hundreds of injured Songbirds, Swift, Swallows, and Birds of Prey every year from all over Western Pennsylvania, with treatments costing an average of $50 to $150 depending on the species, medical needs, and length of care for each bird that is admitted. Your generous donation will allow us to provide continued assistance to the patients in our care.
Wildbird Recovery, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization so your charitable donation is tax deductible.
Sponsors, Vendors, and Donations
If you would like to donate a silent auction and/or a basket for the raffle, please contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wild Excellence Films (WEF) specializes in telling compelling natural history stories that promote conservation and science, educating audiences while immersing them in the beauty of the natural world. Their films are factual yet personal, dramatic, and cinematic. They produce their films ethically, taking pride in putting the well-being of their subjects first. Their curiosity and love for animals, plants, and wild places knows no limits, and their films are testaments to that passion. From development to filming, editing to narration and script, Wild Excellence Films is a complete production company. They work with conservation organizations, state and national parks, and public television. Their latest film, “Golden Eagles: Witnesses to a Changing West,” will premiere on public television in Wyoming, Colorado, Illinois as well as other stations in the summer of 2022. To learn more, visit wildexcellencefilms.com.
BATS – Terry Lobdell
Join Terry Lobdell to learn all about bats! Come and learn all about the bats of Pennsylvania and how to build and mount successful bat houses on your property. He will talk about his participation in Citizen Science with the PA Game Commission, touch base on white nose syndrome and its affect on our bats and the difference between little browns and big browns. They are as different as white tail deer are to elk!
Bees – Claire Catt
Join Claire Catt who has more than 13 years of experience taking care of bee hives. She will be sharing her knowledge of bees and native plants with us.
Mammals – SGW Travis O’Neill
Join SGW Travis O’Neill who grew up with a true passion for the outdoors, from hunting, fishing and beyond. He has served our country in the military and works for the PA Game Commission. SGW Travis O’Neill graduated from the 32nd Class of the Ross Leffler School of Conservation in February 2021. He is assigned to the Southeast Butler County District and brings a passion for educating the public about Pennsylvania’s wildlife.
HWA – Kelly Culbertson
The Cook Forest Conservancy is dedicated to protecting and improving the land, waters, and wildlife of Cook Forest State Park ecosystem, now and for future generations. Hemlocks are a keystone species for wildlife and for environmental health. Kelly Culbertson of Cook Forest Conservancy will be joining us to provide information on HWA (Hemlock Woolly Adelgid), its impacts on hemlock, and how homeowners can help their trees.
Native Plants – Miriam Cheng
Miriam Cheng is the owner of Wild Child Native Gardens LLC, based in the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area – zone 6. Miriam is a Garden Coach and has been gardening for over 30 years. She spends her days helping clients learn to grow the food they want to eat in kitchen gardens she designs and installs. She designs native landscapes and restores ecosystems with intention to bring pollinators, birds and bees back to the land, yard and gardens where they are intended to live.
Pearl Parrot Rescue
PEARL, aka Parrot Education Adoption and Rehoming League, is a foster-based parrot rescue operating within a 150 mile radius of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Parrots are relinquished to the PEARL program for a variety of reasons. Join PEARL Parrot Rescue experts to learn more about best practice care and training considerations for pet parrots — some of which translate well to other pets. Ask us about our current foster parrots, upcoming education classes and opportunities where you can lend your skills towards giving relinquished pet parrots a second change at a happy home.