Title: Animal Health Care WorkerType: Full-time, temporary (May-September)Number of positions available: 1Salary: $18/ HourLocation: Powell River, BC The Powell River Orphaned Wildlife Society (PROWLS) is… Read More »PROWLS Job Opportunity: Animal Health Care Worker
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Just to get us in the Spring mood, we picked up 4 birds before noon last Wednesday; a fox sparrow that hit a window, a… Read More »Spring sprung: PROWLS picks up 4 birds before noon!
It is encouraging in a strange sort of way, to once again be rescuing pine siskins after a noticeable diminishment in their numbers due to… Read More »Pine siskins escape hawk and take a break at PROWLS
HOUSE FINCHES are vulnerable to conjunctivitis (pink eye) and PROWLS has treated a few recently with antibiotics and ophthalmic ointment. They must be either very… Read More »PROWLS treats several house finches for pink eye
An EVENING GROSBEAK, overwintering on the front porch at PROWLS and waiting for other grosbeaks to return in early May, appears to be going through… Read More »Striking change in plumage of overwintering evening grosbeak
Our winter birds, from Anna’s hummingbirds to ravens and raptors, are already nesting! Many birds love to nest in dense hedges, and their homes can… Read More »Pruning your hedges? Get it done by the first week of April to protect nesting birds
It is March already, and everyone in the wildlife rehabilitation worldis gearing up for this year’s babies. As part of our preparations,Merrilee has been talking… Read More »Fawn Season: Our partners at MARS Wildlife Rescue need your support!
With the warm weather arriving, it’s time to keep your birds feeders clean! Feeders can spread many diseases that can be fatal to new arrivals… Read More »Your Bird Feeders: How to Prevent Infection and Guarantee Return Visitors!
PROWLS has had an abundance (at least nine) of VARIED THRUSH this Spring because of cat attacks and window strikes. Sadly four have died due… Read More »An abundance of varied thrushes at PROWLS this spring
Stuck between two wire fences in Cranberry, this RED-TAILED HAWK was outraged. It was bloody and had an injured foot, beat up by its efforts… Read More »Red-tailed hawk stuck between fences travelled from Pemberton
A call came from a work crew at Second Beach who had witnessed a mid-air fight between two eagles and the resulting tumbling crash down… Read More »PROWLS comes to the aid of fighting eagles at Second Beach
Birds Canada has noted a major interruption in pine siskins across North America in this winter of 2020/2021. PROWLS has also seen an increase in… Read More »Outbreak of salmonella in pine siskin population related to feeders
This lovely red crossbill hit a window in Stillwater, was knocked out and put in a covered box. Upon pickup, Powell River Orphaned Wildlife Society… Read More »Red Crossbill eats with enthusiasm while recovering at PROWLS
MISSED FLIGHT: This olive-sided flycatcher, rescued in Gibsons, made its way up the Lower Sunshine Coast via vehicle and ferry, eventually arriving at Powell River… Read More »Olive-sided flycatcher wintering at PROWLS
DRESSED FOR OPERA: With such dramatic markings (yellow and black body, brilliant white patches on the wings, bright yellow unibrow), this male evening grosbeak was… Read More »Evening grosbeak recovers from trauma at PROWLS