This Western Screech Owl was found in the middle of 8th St. near Foothills Learning Center. Other than appearing a bit stunned, this lucky owl had no injuries and after 24 hours and a flight test; it was released back in the area it was found. It immediately flew and landed on this large tree so it could give it’s rescuer/releaser, ‘the ol’ stink eye’. We are so happy this story had a happy ending!
‘FIRST STUDENT HELPING HANDS’ helps us help wildlife!
Jennifer Rockwell [right], director of the Ruth Melichar Bird Center, accepts a donation of $430 from Penny Dickson on behalf of herself and all the drivers for First Student Helping Hands. Penny and her co-workers are the people ‘keeping our kids safe to and from school’.
AIDA is so grateful to have been the chosen beneficiary of their kindness and obvious concern for Idaho’s injured and orphaned wildlife.
Thank you First Student Helping Hands, your generosity is deeply appreciated for our soon to be, busy baby season.
This male Ring-necked Duck was hit by a car in Canyon County and found stuck in the grill.
Mr Miracle managed to survive the collision with no fractures, only pelvic bruising. He is in good flesh and will be watched and kept until ready for release, which will be sooner than later due his amazing survival skills. Many of his species are seen around Boise and the valley in the winter months.
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This orphaned Coot was found in pretty bad shape as a hatchling. Its prognosis was poor, but with the excellent care by Susan and Jennifer and the rest of our bird center staff; this little guy flourished and was released. (see coot video on this site)
This male Pheasant came to us with some damage to his shoulder area. He only had to stay with us about a week until we were able to release him. We don’t see many of these birds around the Boise area anymore and we were so happy to get him back out where he could hopefully continue a long and healthy life.
Rehab and release of American Coot from day 1 until 45 days later by the staff at the Ruth Melichar Bird Center in Boise, ID. This is a non-profit rehabilitation center focusing only on avian care.