May 13th Patient & Wildlife Wisdom

May 13th, from Wes: "Newest arrival. Possum from Railroad Ave. This guy fell off the ride. Very cool." And, some Wildlife Wisdom from licensed rehabilitator Suzanne Johnson, who is one of our networking volunteers: WILDLIFE REHAB FROM MY POINT OF VIEW: ©Suzanne Johnson, 2020 1) If you care, leave them there. We do not steal … Continue reading May 13th Patient & Wildlife Wisdom

May 8th Patients

From Wes's post on Facebook: NEWEST ARRIVALS. Merganser (tree-cavity nesting) duckling and a chipmunk that is having a bad day with cats. PLEASE think about keeping your cats indoors for next month. They kill over a BILLION songbird nestlings and other wildlife every year. If nestlings survive this snowstorm, baby fledgling birds will be out … Continue reading May 8th Patients

Rules for Bringing Us Wildlife

(Please note: NY Wildlife Rescue is located in Schoharie County in upstate New York, and only can take in wildlife from our county and immediate surrounding areas. If you are in a more distant location in New York, please visit the DEC's website--a link can be found at the bottom of our website--to find a … Continue reading Rules for Bringing Us Wildlife

Peregrine Falcons, by Wes Laraway

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 Rescue Season Thank-you Note

The 2018 rescue season, so far, has been pretty insane. Our volunteers and director have been going non-stop with rescue, as well as trying to keep up with our educational schedule. We have so many people to thank for their help, that we don't know where to start. One of our favorite humans on the … Continue reading A Rescue Season Thank-you Note

Babies Are Coming

As hard as we, work, however, even the best wildlife rehabilitator cannot raise a young animal as well as its natural parents. The birds and mammals we release, after hand-rearing, go out into the world with a lack of education. We do our best to make sure they can feed themselves, care for themselves, protect themselves, but in truth, only their biological parents can do that with any real guarantee.

June 18th Patient: American Kestrel baby

This very young American Kestrel came to us for help, thanks to an observant friend of NYWRC, on Father's Day. Kestrels are our smallest North American falcon. They are fairly common in our area, in part thanks to a nest box placement program that New York Wildlife Rescue is part of. American Kestrels nest at … Continue reading June 18th Patient: American Kestrel baby