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Ring-necked Duck

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.

Happy Holidays to You and Yours

We couldn’t do this without you!

Our Merriest of Merry Christmas wishes

To you and yours this Holiday Season!

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)

 

Naked Eastern Fox Squirrel

This little boy came to us as a perfectly naked baby squirrel as all other baby squirrels do. He, however, failed to ever grow any hair which could be due to a genetic defect or alopecia (baldness). Unable to be released, he is living with a foster mom.

3 Baby Orphaned Skunks

These 3 baby orphaned skunks are the first of 15 we have received this year. Fortunately these 3 are the only ones that required bottle feeding which made life a little bit easier. I do love these little “stinkers”, and later this summer they will all be released in save suitable locations.

 

Our Solo Baby Fox

Our solo baby fox who headlined in the quart container for our May 4, 2017 “Idaho Gives” pleas. In this picture he’s 8 weeks old, and no longer “solo”.
AIDA has since received 7 more foxes and all will be kept until they are old enough to be released.

Duckville Is Overflowing!

Dear Volunteers,
The Ruth Melichar Bird Center has received 350 ducklings within a 2-week period. This is unprecedented!

DUCKVILLE IS OVERFLOWING! We are in need of committed Volunteers to help care for these little orphans.

Duckville Volunteers Needed for any of the following shifts:
Morning Shift: Mondays
Morning Shift: Tuesdays
Morning Shift: Wednesdays
Evening Shift: Thursdays

Call Jennifer to get on the schedule now.
Questions? For more details please contact:
Jennifer Rockwell at: 208/571-3555 or jenniferrockwell8@gmail.com

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you for being there for the wildlife in our community.