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…

Barred Owlet Renesting

This baby barred owl took quite a fall from his nest a few weeks ago. One windy day he took a 50-foot plunge from his nest down to the base of the tree. Luckily the family who owned the property had been keeping an eye on the cute little fuzz balls and quickly noticed that…

Owl Family Loses Home in Storm

Earlier this year we had a week of really terrible weather in the Bay area. Numerous stories were featured on the news about people whose homes were damaged in the high winds and harsh storms. One story that did not make headlines was about an Eastern Screech Owl family that lost their home in one…

Rescued Bobcat receiving treatment at Busch Gardens Tampa

Second Bobcat Update

As you know a couple of weeks ago we rescued a beautiful bobcat boy who had been hit by a car in the Citrus Park area. Last week we posted that he had undergone surgery at Busch Gardens Tampa to have a rod placed in his leg to repair a broken humerus. What we didn’t…

You Otter Fall in Love With This Baby

Friday night we received a call from friend and fellow permitted rehabber Rick Foley with Rick’s Raptor Rescue in Riverview. He had picked up a baby otter that had been crying on the side of a busy street. While Rick does carry both a state and federal permit and legally could provide care for the…

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…