The Center has released numerous cotton tail rabbits, Eastern grey squirrels and flying squirrels this summer. Most of these mammals were either orphaned or displaced by tree cutting and excavation. Others, which were attacked by cats, which are not natural predators, unfortunately succumbed to their wounds. 

 

Geese, water birds, wading birds and other wildlife species had great difficulty finding enough food to sustain them through harsh winters -such as the Winter of 2014-2014.  All of the birds received by the Center that year were provided warmth, hydration, food and veterinary care when necessary. Fortunately, we haven't experienced a harsh winter since then.  

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Some Recent Release Stories

 

Great Blue Heron


This majestic and prehistoric looking bird was hit by an automobile and suffered head trauma. It was rehabilitated over several months and ate close to a pound of fish every day.  It's favorite kind? Smelts! However, even though we provided this bird with a sufficient diet and a room of his own, it was very glad to be released back to the water where it can now find food on its own!




Black Crown Night Heron


This magnificent nocturnal and crepuscular wading bird was found by a tug boat operator on the Hudson River. It suffered

a compound (open) fracture of its wing. Although the fracture was old (the heron had been injured for nearly a week) Dr. D"Angelis, Board Certified Veterinary 

Orthopoedist, perfomed surgery. The bird made a miraculous recovery and was released that year at Marshlands Conservancy.


 


 

                                                                         

March, 2014


Canada Geese

 

Many Canada geese were admitted this past winter due to hypothermia, malnutrition and dehydration from the extreme weather we experienced earlier in the year.  Geese, water birds, wading birds and other wildlife species had an extremely difficult time finding enough food. Most of the birds received this past winter were provided warmth, hydration and food. As soon as the cold weather ended they were very happy to be released!


April, 2014


Great Blue Heron


This majestic bird was hit by an automobile and suffered head trauma. It was rehabilitated over several months and ate close to a pound of fish every day.  It's favorite kind? Smelts! However, even though we provided this bird with a sufficient diet and a room of his own, it was very glad to be released back to the water where it can now find food on its own!


May, 2014


Black Crown Night Heron


This magnificent wading bird was found by a tug boat operator on the Hudson River. It suffered from a compound (open) fracture of its wing. Although the fracture was old (the heron had been injured for nearly a week) Dr. D"Angelis, Board Certified Veterinary 

Orthopoedist, perfomed surgery. The bird made a miraculous recovery and was released at Marshlands Conservancy.


June, 2014 


The Center released numerous cotton tail rabbits, eastern grey squirrels and flying squirrels during the month of June. The Center releases wildlife at local wildlife sanctuaries and protected lands.