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Et tu, Bird?


By: Greg Martin,
Medical Services Volunteer

Pretend, for a moment, that you are a baby golden eagle, one of three born to a mated pair this spring. Your nest is quite literally your shelter: the outside world might as well not exist. Your universe consists of your parents taking care of you, and the two siblings who hatched with you. The differences in age could be anywhere from a few hours to a few days; maybe you were the lucky first to hatch, or maybe you cracked open second. Maybe you were the slowpoke who came in third. Regardless, you've all hatched, and now you and your siblings have nothing to do but eat, sleep, and grow. Mom and Dad don't play favorites with the kids; they feed you and they shelter you. They hunt for you. They do everything for the three of you.

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Red tails | Reclaimed water revives wetlands
Raising a Raptor

By: Gail Cochrane,
Liberty Wildlife Volunteer

From the moment a baby bird pecks an exit hole in its protective egg, its life is in mortal danger. Survival is never a certainty; indeed, some bird biologists estimate that 70% of baby birds do not live out their first year. Those that do have survived a raft of hazards that began while they were still tucked in carefully crafted nests. Parents will strive to protect their babies from predators, but a violent storm packing high winds and driving rain can swamp a nest or blow it to pieces. A human may decide to trim or cut down a tree that holds a nest in springtime, potentially dooming the nestlings.

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Backyard winter visitors

By: Claudia Kirscher,
Liberty Wildlife Volunteer

Bird-related sayings or idioms are part of our everyday language and can clearly convey an understanding of what we are trying to say. With a little research, it was not hard to compile a brief fun list of some of the most common usages.

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2013 February calendar


Monthly Liberty Wildlife Volunteer Orientation/Tour

When: Saturday, April 13, 8:30am–9:30am
Where: Liberty Wildlife Facility
Please go to our web site for more information and to submit an application.

Monthly Verde Canyon Train Ride with Sonora, a Bald Eagle

When: Saturday, April 6, 12 noon–4:30pm
Where: 300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324

Verde Canyon Railroad Booth

When: Friday, April 12, 11am–12:45pm
Where: 300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ

Weekly Event at Scottsdale Hyatt Resort

When: Friday, April 5, 12, 19, 26 3:30pm–5:00pm
Where: 7500 E. Doubletree Rd., Scottsdale

Feathered Friends Festival

When: Saturday, April 6 8am–1pm
Where: 2757 E. Guadalupe Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85234

Audubon Arizona

When: Saturday, April 13 10:30am–12 noon
Where: 3131 S. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85040

Red Rock Ranger District Earth Day

When: Saturday, April 20 9:30am–4:00pm
Where: 8375 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

Earth Day

When: Monday, April 22

Wishes for Wildlife Annual Benefit Event

When: Saturday, May 4 6pm–10pm
Where: Montelucia Resort and Spa, 4949 East Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley

For more information and the entire list of upcoming events, go to www.libertywildlife.org under “Events” to find our calendar.


By: Carol Suits, Volunteer Coordinator

Lots of fun activities this month - get started!

  1. Bird Boot Camp Quiz
  2. Bird Feeder Coloring Page and Bird Feeder Ideas
  3. Bird Nest Maze
  4. Bird Nest Maze Solution

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