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Wildlife Center showers baby birds with help

May 5, 2010

The warmer months of the year can be challenging for the “babies” among our state’s native birds. Between April and September each year, the Alabama Wildlife Center receives up to 900 injured and orphaned baby birds, doubling the usual monthly animal care expenses during baby bird season.

This season is challenging also for staff and volunteers at the state’s oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation center. So they’re hosting their first “Baby Bird Shower” as a way to educate the community and encourage people to do what they can. You’re invited to check out the wish list on the AWC website and bring a gift.

The event, set for Saturday, May 8, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., is free, but there is a small entrance fee to Oak Mountain State Park, where AWC is located. Visitors can observe feedings and care in the Baby Bird Nursery and guided tours of Treetop Nature Trail native raptors are housed when they cannot be released into the wild.

This is one baby shower for men, women and children, with games and fun as well as much to learn.

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