Anna's Hummingbird perched on wire with snow and ice

Tips for Assisting Anna’s Hummingbirds in Cold Weather

Many wonder how our wildlife neighbors, Anna’s Hummingbirds, survive the cold weather. The amazing thing is Anna’s Hummingbirds are quite resilient in snow and freezing temperatures and are uniquely adapted to handle the cold. However, if you’d like to assist, here some tips for how you can do so safely.

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Red-tailed Hawk being released

One Lucky Red-tailed Hawk

A Red-tailed Hawk had arrived at the Wildlife Care Center after colliding with the glass side of a sporting goods store. After nearly two months of rest and rehabilitation while the hawk’s injuries healed, we were so happy to be able to release the hawk back out into the wild with a handful of volunteers cheering her/him on.

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A photo of Ruby the Turkey Vulture preening her feathers.

Ambassador Animals

As we emerge into the post COVID era and search for a new site to house our Wildlife Care Center, the next couple of years will be a transition period for our Ambassador Animal Program and that includes exploring opportunities at other facilities that may be able to provide a more interesting and exciting life for Ruby and Aristophanes.

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Catio Tour stop from 2021 tour

Ten Years of Catio Tours

When Bird Alliance of Oregon and the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon (FCCO) present the Catio Tour in mid-September it will mark the tenth anniversary of this event and more than a quarter century of successful collaboration between our two groups.

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Peregrine Falcon eyas (nestling) is fed by a puppet resembling an adult falcon

Anthropomorphism: The A-Word

Anthropomorphism begins when we ascribe human motives and reasoning to behaviors, and it can lead to a serious disconnect. Through raising awareness and recognizing when we do it, we can unlearn what has been instilled in us and begin to appreciate wildlife behavior in a more authentic light.

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