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.
We are a non-profit organization and registered charity that functions to help injured, orphaned and displaced raptors, loons, herons and waterfowl with the object of releasing these animals back into the wild. We have been in operation since 1991 and are licensed by the Ministry of Natural Resources. We operate depending on volunteers and donations. We are a registered charity and have recently built an education wing (pun intended) at our facilities with the help of volunteers and donations from the public.
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
Help our local wildlife flourish.
BCRR relies on dedicated volunteers for many of its daily routines. Such tasks could include sorting and preparing food for the next meal, feeding the various raptors in care, cleaning their cages, assisting in bandaging, handling and medical procedures, responding to calls involving injured or orphaned raptors, capturing, transporting, and releasing raptors that have recovered.
Students can also complete their required 40 hours of community service with us. Students will gain valuable experience through our program of volunteering, through teamwork and hands on learning. They will learn about the importance of community involvement and building relationships with others, as well as learning about our local wildlife. Students must have a keen interest in wildlife, be willing to do a variety of jobs, such as cleaning and feeding, as well as be reliable and motivated.
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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We are dedicated to rehabilitating Birds of Prey, researching their needs and educating the public about how we can all help to create a harmonious and healthy environment for all living creatures.
To educate the general public as to the appreciation and useful role of predator birds in the ecological system and reinforce their need for protection.
To encourage networking of information and to share knowledge obtained with wildlife agencies, veterinarians and other rehabilitation facilities.
To involve those in the community who have an interest in volunteer work at this type of facility.
To seek donations and the support of the public to carry out the above objectives and purposes as a charitable foundation.
Bluewater Centre for Raptor Rehabilitation is a not for profit organization and do not receive government funding.