This juvenile Laughing Gull was rescued by a tourist visiting Smathers Beach in Key West April 18th. The gull had been waterlogged after being knocked in the water and drifted into shore where the tourist rescued it and gave us a call. The bird was extremely dehydrated and weak upon admittance and could not stand. It has been making great improvements since and is standing and eating on its own now. It should be ready for release back to the wild soon…
It is that time of year again! White-crowned Pigeons are visiting the Sonny McCoy Indigenous Park! We have had a lot of birding activity in the park this Spring! The following species have been sighted in the park lately:
Indigo Bunting, Scarlet Tanager, Summer Tanager, Swainson’s Thrush; Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Black-and-white Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, White-crowned Pigeon, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Kentucky Warbler, Wood Thrush, Veery, and Ovenbird.
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!