Recently, we brought you the story of 15 baby egrets and herons displaced after their rookery tree was toppled by high winds in San Pedro, not far from our Los Angeles wildlife care center. Our incubators were immediately filled with squawking babies that needed to be fed cut-up fish every few hours during the day via their surrogate parent: a puppet feeder.
After launching the “Fallen Heron and Egret Colony Fund,” we’re pleased to report that we’ve reached the halfway mark in our $5,000 goal to care for these orphans, as well as the large numbers of baby birds we care for each year at both International Bird Rescue centers in California. Special thanks to the Port of Los Angeles for donating $1,000 for the care of these animals.
This season, will you support the care of orphaned baby birds? Any gift amount will go a long way to help out these little guys. And for a donation of $75 or more, we’ll send you a customized adoption e-certificate in honor of your gift. Any recurring donation made through June 1 is also eligible for an official certificate.
Update: These birds are growing up fast! Photos of the herons and egrets in care below by Bill Steinkamp.