Diamond Springs Event: Sierra Wildlife Rescue Needs Volunteers for Baby Bird Nursery
Starting May 15, huge numbers of baby birds will be brought to Sierra Wildlife Rescue’s Wildlife Center, at 777 Pleasant Valley Rd, Diamond Springs. Baby bird season is well underway, and many will have fallen from trees, been captured by cats or other animals, and lose their parents due to predation, or vehicles and other human interference. That is where SWR comes in, taking orphaned or injured nestlings, fledgling and juveniles from rescuers who call or come to the Wildlife Center, which serves as the organization’s Baby Bird Nursery during spring and summer.
Of great concern is that we do not yet have enough volunteers this year to care for the babies daily. Given the hundreds of baby birds we receive each year, having numerous additional volunteers is critical. Volunteers are the backbone of the nursery, since the birds need to be fed frequently, to be cleaned up and cared for, and provided other daily procedures to help them survive.
If you missed our training classes in April, you can still volunteer, as hands-on training will be available every Wednesday at 5:00 pm, from May through July. Volunteers can sign up for 2 or 4-hour shifts, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., for any day(s) of the week, and schedules are flexible with advanced notification.
With training, youngsters ages 16 and up can volunteer independently; from ages 12-15, when accompanied by an adult, with training and with BBN manager approval; both youth and adults require training. We love to encourage young people to develop caring and compassion for all wildlife, and to become involved in its care.
Please call Dianne, at 530-642-1800, with any questions or to register for Wednesday 5:00 p.m. hands-on training before May 15. Caring for these adorable babies is a wonderful way to help wildlife, and to learn about the fascinating lives of numerous species of foothill songbirds and others. The little birds need your help, and SWR hopes you will join us in caring for them!
Date & Time
Weekly on Wednesday
May 15, 2019 through Jul 31, 2019