The Peregrine is a very common medium sized falcon that is found worldwide on every continent except for Antarctica. [...] Peregrine Falcons have been prized by falconers for over 3,000 years, and Peregrine Falcons also get the honor of being the "fastest animal on earth." Normal flying speed is between 25 to 35 MPH but they have been clocked doing over 220 MPH when they go into a fast dive (or stoop) while hunting.
A generous donor has gifted NYWRC with this beautiful 16-foot 2017 stock trailer. We will be auctioning it to the highest bidder! It’s truly a beautiful trailer, and will be available for viewing at our facility. We will be accepting bids via Facebook Private Message to Wes, and already have one private bid of $1,000. Follow this post, where we will be posting the high bid updates. Do note that due to the great quality of this trailer, there will be a reserve on the item. Our posted comments will let you know when that reserve has been met.
Although "baby season" is mostly over (though it seems like the animals are having babies very late in the season this year), rescue never ends. Just as an example, see this post and photos from yesterday.
New animals are coming in every day, and we still have many long-term residents here which cannot be released, and are kept on special educational permits. Their care is never-ending (and often expensive), but we are also grateful that they're here, because they help us to teach people how important it is to be a friend of wildlife and the environment, and how to live with our wild neighbors safely and respectfully.
Although "baby season" has slowed down a bit, we're still busy around the clock at NY Wildlife Rescue. The cottontails are still breeding, as well as a few of our other more prolific species. Older babies are venturing out and getting into trouble. Adults and old-timers run into difficulties and wind up in our care. Then there are the turtles -- we are seeing more turtles this year than ever before. Please, drivers, give turtles a brake! They can't scurry out of your way like a squirrel, after all.
We at New York Wildlife Rescue have a few special thank-yous to express today, for help received from our volunteers in the past few days! To our newest licensed rehabbers, Tyler Schmidt, Hannah Laraway, and Sarah Moffatt, thank you for all your help with the new babies, and especially that baby fawn!
Wes is at the Irish Festival/Irish Cultural Center all weekend (May 27 & 28), set up with the Wildlife Wagon and the raptors! If you're in East Durham for the festival, stop by and say hello!
Kelly and Wes brought the Wildlife Alive! educational raptors to Middleburgh Elementary School today for a special program. Big thanks to the teachers, parents, and especially the kids, for a great day! You're a wonderful audience!
How awesome are our Class of 2017 Middleburgh High School Seniors? On May 19th, they held a petting zoo on the front lawn of the school to raise money for New York Wildlife Rescue Center! Thank you, thank you, thank you!