If you have come across an injured, orphaned or sick bird anywhere on the northern Sunshine Coast in the last six years, chances are you entrusted the care of your bird to ‘The Bird Lady’. For those of you who have never met Merrilee Prior, aka The Bird Lady, she has been caring for birds in this area since 2010. Over the last six years she has taken in birds of all sizes and descriptions in ever increasing numbers. She has worked with everything from day-old baby hummingbirds to full-size trumpeter swans; song birds of all kinds, sizes and ages; and raptors from the tiny pygmy owl to a golden eagle. Each year she has seen approximately a 50% increase in the number of birds cared for and last year she dealt with a 181 birds, most of which she was fortunate enough to care for here in Powell River.
The purpose of the society is:
To rescue ill, injured, or orphaned wildlife, and to provide compassionate care to each individual creature, according to best practice, throughout their rehabilitation and to release all fully recovered animals back into their natural environment.
To educate the public in wildlife protection, environmental awareness, and to promote good stewardship of British Columbiaʼs indigenous species.
To abide by the rules and regulations for managing a wildlife rehabilitation facility set out by the B.C. Ministry of Environment & B.C. Wildlife Act, and the Migratory Birds Convention Act.
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