Audubon sponsored a field trip down to the Tamarack Rehabilitation and Education Center today. It’s a fascinating little place where over 200 animals are cared for each year. While they specialize in raptors, they do take in smaller birds, mammals and reptiles. Most are fixed up and returned to the wild. A few unreleasable raptors have stayed on for educational purposes and we got to meet them:
These education birds all had severe enough injuries that they could not be released back into the wild. It was a delight to see them up close and learn about some of their amazing adaptations and habits.
Kudos to Suzanne B. DeArment, the licensed rehabilitator, and Carol Holmgren, the Education Coordinator at the Center. They do incredible work.
Learn more about the Center by clicking HERE.