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Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation (O.W.L.)
« on: August 31, 2013, 08:10:23 AM »
The Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (O.W.L.) is a non-profit organization located in Delta, BC. The staff and volunteers are dedicated to public education and the rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned birds. OWL is licensed through Fish and Wildlife and became a registered Society in January 1985.  Under the direction of founding director Bev Day, O.W.L. is on call seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.

Below is an aerial photo of their facilities.


This is a photo of O.W.L's flight pen, where many eagles from Vancouver Island have spent several weeks exercising their flight muscles prior to release back to the wild.  Currently, two eaglets from Hornby Island are there now (Big Blue and Salal), having first spent time at MARS.



This is O.W.L.'s playpen for their educational birds. A nice place for them to relax and socialize.



They also have a Virtual Tour that you can take HERE!


OWL's Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/OWL-Orphaned-Wildlife-Rehabilitation-Society/311582845544617
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Re: Orphaned Wildlife Rehabiltation
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2013, 10:20:52 AM »
Thank you passerine wonderful info

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Re: Orphaned Wildlife Rehabiltation
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2013, 10:47:26 AM »
Thanks Passerine, it's great to see a thread for them here.

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Re: Orphaned Wildlife Rehabiltation
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2013, 12:10:12 PM »
re-posted from August 19, 2013:

Eagle Rescue in Fort Langley, BC

on Global TV News this evening: 

http://globalnews.ca/video/790119/young-eagle-rescued

way to go, OWL, Bev, EO, Gordon Sasa !!!

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Re: Orphaned Wildlife Rehabiltation
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2013, 12:27:12 PM »
Pictures from OWL Open House April 14, 2013:

The Pool Cage: 
(being enjoyed by the children that day, winning prizes by fishing for a little yellow rubber ducky!)



Eagle release:


a visiting Harris Hawk:


and another visitor - a Gyrfalcon x Saker:



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Re: Orphaned Wildlife Rehabiltation
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2013, 02:12:53 PM »
Pass, thanks for setting up this topic - and thank you, Foldi, for the neat pictures from the open house!  How did we not have this thread for so long??  Bev and EO and the others at OWL are so good to our creatures from Hornby Island (as they are to all others that come their way, of course). 

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Re: Orphaned Wildlife Rehabiltation
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2013, 02:59:59 PM »
Wow - thank you pass and foldi for this info.  I've heard about OWL on chat, but had never seen the extent of their facilities.  Wonderful.

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Re: Orphaned Wildlife Rehabiltation
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2013, 03:00:59 PM »
Unfortunately I was unable to attend the most recent OWL Open House - August 10th and 11th, so the only information I have is from their website : www.owlcanada.org, and their most recent newsletter, Spring 2013.

In that newsletter was the following message:  

A Home to Call Our Own


O.W.L is in the process of looking for a new
home—a home that we can call our own. Over
the past twenty-eight years, we have grown so
much that we are now running out of room.
Last year we had a total of 491 Birds of Prey
in our care. This year to date, we have already
doubled what we had in last year.
With every passing year, it has become evident
that we are in need of more space. Not only
is space an issue, but it is a serious safety and
health issue as well. In the past years we have
had so much flooding that we have lost access
to some areas. We have a great concern for
the health of not only the birds, but also our
Volunteers. This flooding has caused mould build
up and this is just not acceptable.


And from the website: 

Take a Tour of O.W.L.

We would be delighted for you to visit O.W.L and have a guided tour of our permanent birds. From September to the end of June, O.W.L conducts guided public tours every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm. During July and August, O.W.L conducts guided public tours every day from 10am to 3pm. Please note you will not see the care center or the injured birds in care, only the permanent birds.

O.W.L Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society
3800 72nd Street
Delta, BC V4C 6J3



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Re: Orphaned Wildlife Rehabiltation
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2013, 08:54:24 AM »
Very interesting -- thanks for posting.

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Re: Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2013, 07:54:46 PM »
More on GlobalTV BC News this evening about the rescued eaglet that was impaled on a dead tree. 

http://globalnews.ca/news/840315/orphaned-wildlife-rehabilitation-society-looking-for-a-new-home/

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Re: Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2013, 08:00:52 PM »

Thanks Foldi!
wooohoooo!

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Re: Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2013, 09:03:14 PM »
Glad Sasa is doing so well . Love hearing her chatter.  :eclove
beth
from California

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Re: Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2013, 04:03:44 PM »
What a wonderful facility. Thanks Pass and Foldi for starting this thread.
"In all things of Nature there is something of the Marvelous"  -Aristotle

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Re: Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation (O.W.L.)
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Re: Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation (O.W.L.)
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2013, 03:45:06 PM »
Thanks Dawn for sharing that, wonderful, free again. Never ceases to amaze me the dedication of the rehab centers for wildlife.  :heart