We have lots to thank opossums for!
As the weather starts to warm, turtles will begin coming out of brumation. If you see a turtle crossing a road, please carry it across in the direction it is travelling. Also, do not relocate a turtle; they are very territorial. If you find an injured turtle, please call us at 202-882-1000.
Yesterday, we took in our first woodcock of the year, indicating the start of migratory bird season. If you happen to find an injured bird, please put it in a cool, quiet place, such as a cardboard box or paper bag. Do not give it any food or water. Then, call us at 202-882-1000 for further assistance.
Unfortunately, migratory birds have a habit of flying into windows. Please keep lights off at night to help reduce collisions.
Vultures are the clean up crew of the environment.
Happy Valentine's Day from City Wildlife! Last week, we released a Cooper’s hawk that had come in for ocular trauma after hitting a window. Thanks to Biologist Dan Rauch at Department of Energy & Environment for helping with the release and for taking these beautiful photos.
Thank you to everyone who came to our Open House this weekend! We had a record breaking number of 300 visitors! We hope you all enjoyed learning about DC's wildlife and all we do here at City Wildlife.
Different birds eat seeds in different ways.
Tomorrow is the big game. Unfortunately, this year's Super Bowl is being held in a highly reflective new stadium, which is not good for migratory birds.
Did you know that City Wildlife has a blog? Check out our latest blog post about food attractants and wildlife:
An interesting article about feeding birds in the city: