Throughout the Day:
• Learn how to draw birds
• Make a paper bag vulture
• View Ruby Throated Hummingbirds in action
• Raptors on display
So, mark your calendars for May 10, 2014.
Admission and parking are free.
The World Bird Sanctuary’s mission is to preserve the earth’s biological diversity and to secure the future of threatened bird species in their natural environments. We work to fulfill that mission through education, captive breeding, field studies and rehabilitation.
|Chadder, the Laughing Kookaburra, is a member of the Halcyonidae family. (photo by Jessica Bunke)|
|Sacred Kingfisher (wikipedia.org)|
|The proud girl scouts with the birdhouses that they built and donated to World Bird Sanctuary.|
|Dr. Stacey Schaeffer, DVM and Joe Hoffmann, Sanctuary Manager,examine a Red-tailed Hawk with a toe injury.|
At World Bird Sanctuary we consider ourselves very lucky to not only have a dedicated veterinarian working with us, but all the clinic staff, that bring a holistic approach to wildlife rehabilitation and the treatment of our birds. Dr. Stacey prescribes western medicines and treatments, as well as herbal remedies, acupuncture and more, drawing on generations of experience and knowledge from her family-run practice.
Joe Hoffman, Dr. Shannon Broyles, DVM and Dr. Stacey Schaeffer, DVM
examine an injured Turkey Vulture during morning 'rounds'
|Roger Holloway (WBS) and Dr. Schaeffer examine an emergency case - a Red-tailed Hawk shot with a bow arrow. Dr. Schaeffer's quick response and expertise saved this hawk, which was eventually successfully returned to the wild.|
|Joe Hoffmann, Sanctuary Manager, with Tsavo the Bateleur Eagle, and Rich Mallien, WBS Volunteer, with Magwire the Bald Eagle, next to our lovely cake|
The location of the World Bird Sanctuary cake is at the flag pole located next to the Visitor's Information Center. Be sure to stop by and take a look at our beautiful cake.
While you are here don’t forget to take a tour of the World Bird Sanctuary and get to know one of the 250 places St. Louis recognizes as a place you’ve just got to visit. Bring your friends and family for a wonderful day of education and fun. Admission and parking are free!
|Nigel in his evening quarters, in the Wildlife Hospital.|
|Nigel in his physical therapy water tub|
|Scoop, an unreleaseable White Pelican that calls World Bird Sanctuary home|
|Peabody, the Tawny Owl, is native to Europe, where members of his species thrive in cold conditions.|
|Ookpik the Snowy Owl - well-adpated to the cold.|
|Golden Eagles are 'booted eagles' - an important factor in helping them to keep warm.|
|Bald Eagle feet have thick scales to help deal with the cold.|
|Bats at Onondaga Cave State Park|
|Pallid Bat, brought to World Bird Sanctuary for "Bat"urday 2013.|
Photo: World Bird Sanctuary