Injured, sick or orphaned wild birds, mammals and reptiles require food, medical treatment, care and housing; Equipment is needed for rescue, handling, and diagnosis.
Bird species seen include raptors, water and game birds, songbirds, and specialized species such as hummingbirds and poorwills. Mammals include herbivores, carnivores and omnivores such as raccoons, rabbits, hares, and squirrels.
Feeding such a variety of animals requires a wide range of foods: live foods such as mealworms, crickets, crayfish, fish, rodents; nectar; thistle, sunflower, and other seeds; dry dog food, eggs, vegetables, and fruit. Specialized formulas and supplements are also provided when needed.
Treatment can require: fluids, medications, needles and syringes, catheters, bandaging and splint materials, veterinary care, vaccines, and more. Laboratory equipment helps us to determine blood values, degrees of emaciation, and the causes of some illnesses.
Care includes: bedding, food and water dishes, paper towels and Kleenex, cleaning materials, hoses, fans, air purifiers, misting systems.
Rescue and handling call for: nets, carriers, gloves, protective eyewear, pole syringes,
raptor hoods, catchpoles and squeeze cages.
Housing includes: incubators, small baskets and cages for babies, carriers, large cages; pens and aviaries that meet the mandated size requirements for both birds and mammals being rehabilitated.
TO MAKE A DONATION: The increasing number of admissions places ever greater demands on Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care’s resources. We need your help to insure that our patients receive the the best possible care.
If you would like to help by making a tax-deductible donation to Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care, send a check to: ESWC, P. O. Box 368, Bishop, CA 93515-0368 or donate through this secure website.
Immediate Needs: food, medical supplies, other supplies; transport vehicle
Short-Range Goals: purchase of incubators, a microscope, misting systems, a squeeze cage for larger mammals, and a catchpole. Immediate caging needs include critical care and recovery caging and extension of our 30-foot aviary to a length of 42 feet.
Long-Range Goals include construction of a Raptor Flight Complex that will allow us to rehabilitate all raptors, including eagles. Cost estimate: $18,000 (not including labor).
Fly Away Program
"A few coins a day will help me fly away" is the slogan for Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care's new fundraising program. Attractive "Fly Away" coin cannisters make it easy for individuals to support the wildlife rehabilitation work of this tax-exempt, volunteer-based organization.
You can call Cindy at 872-1487 and arrange to take home a can to fill with your spare coins. Bishop area participants can drop off their filled cannisters at Curves, 1180 N. Main St. (next to Smart and Final) or call 872-8783 to schedule a pickup. Drop off cans to Sound Shoppe in Mammoth.
All proceeds from the "Fly Away" program go to the care and feeding of orphaned and injured wild birds and mammals.