BLUEWATER CENTRE FOR RAPTOR REHABILITATION
BCRR is a local not for profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured Birds of Prey, as well as Loons and Herons, in Lambton County and surrounding areas. This organization believes in spreading awareness through education, and is dedicated to teaching people about these birds and how to protect and enrich their environment for future generations of wildlife.
FOUND A BIRD?
Always contact a wildlife agency in your area in the event that you encounter an injured/orphaned bird of prey. Helpful contacts such as the Humane Society, local veterinarians, Department of Natural Resources, local police stations and wildlife groups can be a source of information for finding a wildlife rehabilitation facility nearest you.
IF POSSIBLE DON'T LEAVE THE BIRD. CALL IMMEDIATELY AND TRY TO WAIT FOR ASSISTANCE. IF YOU LEAVE, THEY MAY NOT BE THERE WHEN YOU COME BACK. CLICK BELOW FOR HANDLING AND TRANSPORTATION INSTRUCTIONS.
In the Huron, Middlesex, Lambton and Kent Counties contact us.
Linn's Cell: (519) 466-2443
Erica's Cell: (226)-349-2443
Home: (519) 845-1243
Clinic: (519) 899-2443
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS & DEMONSTRATIONS
BCRR offers educational programs for our local school boards, groups and the public. We reach out through our educational demonstrations and public display booths. Visits are based around the particular audience and are subject to availability.
For more information contact us.
DONATIONS AND WISH LIST
BCRR is entirely funded through private donations and are tax deductible. A misconception is that we are funded by the government. Every dollar raised goes back into the facilities which treat and care for the birds. Donations cover veterinary supplies such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medications, intravenous fluids as well as medical supplies. Donations also go towards food, building materials, educational supplies and utility costs that provide heat in the winter to our hospital clinic.
Items can also be privately donated that we buy regularly, which can be dropped off at the centre. These include:
Mixed bird seed, cracked corn, duck starter, duck grower, straw, wood shavings
Rakes, brooms, heavy metal rakes, screws in any size, work gloves
Paper towels, laundry supplies, dish soap, scrub brushes, disinfectants, vinyl gloves, puppy pads
Office supplies, computer paper, stamps, lightbulbs (40w and 60w).
REPORT A BIRD BAND
Band returns from trapped, injured or dead raptors, waterfowl, song birds and other banded species provide a wealth of information for banders and rehabilitators alike. Thanks to the volunteer support from the banders of Hawk Cliff, Port Stanley, Ontario.
BCRR is able to have many of its releasable birds banded on the premises It is important if you find a banded bird that you report it as soon as possible and include:
Name, address, phone
Description of bird,
Date found, location, circumstances
Call 1-800-327-2263 (band)
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