Happy to report the release of a juvenile male Brown Pelican this morning at Boca Chica beach. The Pelican was originally rescued 6/17 at Ibis Bay in Key West entangled in fishing hooks and line. The Brown Pelican was extremely weak and dehydrated, unable to stand. After a long recovery, he was returned to the wild this morning. It is always great to be able to get an entangled bird released after rehabilitation!
Please mark your calender and come out to support our wildlife rescue and rehabilitation program at Mangia Mangia on August 25th!
Come out and have some great pasta for a local cause…
Science Snapshot Florida seagrass communities are a vital part of our marine ecosystem. When we see photos like this, it really puts into perspective how…
Great news to report: Local Tom Favelli brought this Least Sandpiper to the Key West Wildlife Center after he found it in distress on Higgs Beach in Key West 8/17. The bird could not stand and was in critical condition. It has now recovered enough to stand on its own and we are guarded but hopeful for eventual release back to the wild. Thanks Tom!
Thanks to the Staff at Key West Key Lime Pie Company on Greene Street in Old Town for rescuing this White-crowned Pigeon fledgling from heavy foot and vehicle traffic this evening: Maresa Sanchez, Ja’Taure’ Mathis, Helena Contreras, and Tracy Pitcher all helped get this bird to safety. It is only in the last two years that we have had these rare birds nesting in Key West and thanks to you all for looking out for its safety!
The American White Pelican is spending more time perching which means she is gaining strength, mobility and balance on her healed right leg. She was originally rescued June 15th by the “Hydro Thunder” crew in the waters off of Key West. She was weak, dehydrated, and had a laceration and break of the right leg. She is entering the final stage of rehabilitation and we hope for a release sometime in the near future…
Rescues 8/17/2014: Herring Gull weakened by botulism at Marvin Key; Least Sandpiper at Higgs Beach possible botulism;
Releases 8/17/2014: 3 Laughing Gulls all recovered from botulism symptoms.
Thanks to everyone who came out to support our Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation program last night at Firefly! We thank the Sunset Social Drinking Club, Firefly and all the businesses that doanted to the great raffle. We appreciate it and were able to raise close to $800.00.