Rescues 4/17: Ovenbird @ Bertha/Flagler stunned from impact (released); Sora from “Island Time” Sunset Key Ferry stunned from impact (released); Laughing Gull with wing injury @ Ibis Bay; Northern Mockingbird stunned from impact @ Whitehead and Amelia (released); 2 Mourning Doves rescued at Murray Marine; 1 Double-crested Cormorant rescued at Smathers Beach. Thanks to volunteers Liza, Anne, Bill, Jordan, Jason, Nadine and Miss Loretta for helping so much today!
This juvenile Brown Pelican was rescued this morning after a call from the 2400 block of Linda Avenue in Key West. The homeowner had noticed it last night in his yard and when it did not leave this morning, he called us. We were able to make the rescue and determine this youngster is weak, cold and dehydrated. Fluids were administered and it was tucked away on a heating pad to begin recovery…
The Double-crested Cormorant rescued at Geiger Key Marina with multiple swallowed fishing hooks was able to be released after successful removal of internal hooks on 4/10. The release was at Boca Chica Beach.
We were able to release four Brown Pelicans at Boca Chica Beach on 4/10 after rehabilitating them at our center. We are very happy to get them back to the wild in time for their migration. We are still providing care to 9 Brown Pelicans and are looking to get them released in time to travel!
Just got a call from local Ginny who saw a Brown Pelican walk past her on the sidewalk in the 6600 block of Maloney Avenue on Stock Island. Ginny was concerned about the bird and we were able to make the rescue with her help during a downpour just a little while ago. The juvenile male Brown Pelican is dehydrated and weak, but does not have any outward injuries. It has been given fluids and tucked away on a heating pad to rest. Thanks to all those looking out for our native wildlife!
Night rescues 4 5 2014: Double-crested Cormorant @ Geiger Key Marina; Brown Pelican @ Key West Harbour Yacht Club Stock Island.
A big “Thank You” to the United States Coast Guard Sector Key West Fast Boat Station for assisting with an attempted rescue of a Loggerhead Sea Turtle this afternoon in the vicinity of Sand Key. The Key West Wildlife Center and Save-A-Turtle members took the ride out after transport was arranged with USCG by the Turtle Hospital. FWC assisted as well. The turtle was originally spotted by boaters but they could not keep eyes on it. Anyone in the Sand Key area should keep an eye out for a 4ft. Loggerhead turtle only able to partially submerge.