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Fragility and Longevity


By: Terry Stevens,
Liberty Wildlife Operations Director

Some animals that arrive at our door seem hopeless. I have done rescues that I was sure would not survive the trip to Liberty but are still with me as I open the carrier in the ICU. Some of these birds, who appear near death as they are assessed by the Med Services team, will make a full recovery after receiving treatment for their injuries, and I am always amazed when they are finally released again.

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MIgration | Education Volunteer
Swainson's hawk - a well-known migrator

By: Greg Martin,
Medical Services Volunteer

Every year, countless birds all over the globe prepare themselves for a truly monumental undertaking, one of the most impressive natural phenomena in the world: migration. It is incredible to think about birds of all shapes and sizes, from tiny songbirds to mighty raptors, accomplishing a physical feat that surpasses anything our species could hope to do. They begin by fattening themselves up, giving their bodies the storehouse of energy needed to make such a herculean journey. Then they're off, sometimes by themselves and sometimes by the thousands, heading south for better temperatures and breeding grounds, greener pastures and lands of plenty.

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Gail & Trick

By: Gail Cochrane,
Liberty Wildlife Volunteer

In the end... We will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. And we will understand only what we are taught. -Baba Dioum

I found this quote in my Liberty Wildlife Education handbook eight years ago when I took the education course and embarked on my career as an Education Volunteer. I was thrilled to find myself sitting with a dozen others in the outdoor classroom that September evening. Our instructors Megan Mosby, Jan Miller and Anne Peyton outlined the curriculum.

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By: Carol Suits, Volunteer Coordinator

Check out these kid friendly links on migration:

Bird Migration
Backyard Bird Migration Maps
Bald Eagle Migration Study
Tracking migration including app
eNature's Raptor Fall Migration Links

Color, cut out, and wrap these puppets around your fingers for fun wildlife play!
Finger Puppet Worksheet


Use your eagle eyes on this Migration word find:
Migration Word Find
Migration Word Find Solution Sheet


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