Yellow Billed Cuckoo – Happy to Take Flight …..

Yellow Billed Cuckoo Survives Window Strike | By Doreen Damm …..   With winter migration comes an increase in the variety of beautiful birds we seldom see in Florida.  Unfortunately, that also means the number of calls we get regarding birds and collisions with windows increase too. Birds have binocular vision and do not see…

Bucket List Birds

Amazing day earlier this week for Owl’s Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife, we were super busy and of the many calls handled we had one “Bucket List” animal that we were able to rescue and release. We received a call at about 9am, from a fisherman that he had found 2 Frigatebirds in Palm Harbor down…

The Bird with a Bank Account

Back in December we received a call from a couple living in the Eagles neighborhood of Odessa, Florida. The couple had found an osprey that was grounded and appeared to be emaciated and depressed. Our federally permitted rehabber, Kris, was able to quickly arrive at the couples property and assess the animal. The bird was…

Vader the black vulture flying high and arrow free at Upper Tampa Bay.

Vader the Vulture

One Friday in December we received a call from e resident of the Cheval neighborhood in Lutz about a vulture in trouble. It was reported that this black vulture had been shot not once but twice with arrows and had spent that last couple of days in the same field. We dispatched a volunteer to…