Dec 5

Grounded Waterfowl

Fall migration is a lot of work for migrating birds. Extra stress is added when winter temperatures and snow arrive suddenly. This year, shortly after the weather turned cold and snowy, MRWC began receiving grounded waterfowl such as loon, grebe, a snow goose, coot, ducks, and a swan. Most of the birds needed minimal care before they were ready to continue their journey. Four succumbed to their injuries. Ten birds were successfully released at Dickson Dam when the weather took a turn for the better. With warmer weather, stronger bodies, and a lovely wetland where the water stays open and warm year round, the birds were given a chance to either hang out for the winter or continue on the trip south.

Watch the release video here!

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