The Benefit of Counting Birds

The Benefit of Counting Birds
Freedom Center for Wildlife volunteer Allison McClure recently published an article in The Huffington Post titled, "Counting Birds: Over a Century of Citizen Science." The article highlights three important projects, including the Christmas Bird Count, Project FeederWatch, and the Great Backyard Bird Count, in which tens of thousands of people participate every year. The combined data from these citizen science projects help researchers understand factors

Getting Ready for Fall and Winter

Getting Ready for Fall and Winter
We always breathe a sigh of relief when fall approaches, and we congratulate ourselves for surviving the spring and summer baby season. However, there really is no “down time” in wildlife rehabilitation. Some local wildlife still think it’s time to have babies, like squirrels, rabbits, and the occasional dove or pigeon. But for the young born in spring, the autumn months test their skills at finding food and shelter, usually the first time without their mo...

Magical Vacation with Environmental Pixie Dust

Magical Vacation with Environmental Pixie Dust
Okay, so any vacation for a wildlife rehabilitator is a magical one, but taking a vacation with a company that cares about the environment just adds more pixie dust to getting away! When deciding on a vacation, a cruise is certainly a good way to go. If you want to look at low environmental impact vacations, a cruise may not be your first thought. It may not even be your hundredth thought- big ships with thousands of people generating waste and doing who k