Wildlife Rehabilitation: Caring for Orphaned Birds

SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2023, 12:30PM – 3:30PM

WHERE: Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY

The Caring for Orphaned Birds class is open to those who are apprenticed to or are interested in becoming apprenticed to a Federally licensed bird rehabilitator, as well as licensed rehabbers who would like to brush up on their knowledge. You will learn the basics of nestling and fledgling care from intake to release, including species and age identification, initial stabilization, feeding, housing, and other issues from Cara Huffman, an experienced wildlife rehabilitator.

In-person at the Saratoga Springs Public Library, Dutcher Community Room

PLEASE RSVP (walk-ins are welcome, but it helps to know who is coming to prepare for the class):
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfqo0a3nkW…/viewform…

INSTRUCTOR:
Cara is a Veterinary Technician and NYS Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator who has been working with wildlife for over 30 years. This past year Cara was honored with the NYSWRC’s “Vet Tech of the Year” award for tireless service to wildlife.
Originally from California, Cara volunteered for a local animal shelter that did wildlife rehabilitation. Once she got into the program and started caring for injured and orphaned wildlife, she was hooked. After completing school and a veterinary technician program, she went on to help develop a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in California. Cara moved to New York in 2000, immediately hooked up with local rehabilitators, and got her NYS rehab license. Cara primarily rehabs mammals and birds from tiny hummingbird nestlings to the beloved bald eagle, from ‘pinky’ opossum neonates to countless orphaned squirrels, foxes, skunks, ermines, woodchucks, black bears and bobcats, with the occasional reptile and amphibian! Cara currently works at Schroon River Animal Hospital and is a longtime founding member of North Country Wild Care.

PLEASE RSVP (walk-ins are welcome, but it helps to know who is coming to prepare for the class):
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfqo0a3nkW…/viewform…

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