Avian Haven: A Citizen’s Guide to Helping the Birds of Maine

calendar icon March 23, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Avian Haven: A Citizen’s Guide to Helping the Birds of Maine

Down East Audubon and the library will co-sponsor a talk by Laura Suomi-Lecker, of Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center in Freedom, Maine.

The presentation will discuss common reasons why birds are admitted to Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and what public citizens can do to help our local birds. We’ll discuss the facilities and recent cases of Avian Haven. 2017 summer admissions include orphaned and injured eagles, owls, hawks, loons, bitterns, herons, ducks, and many species of songbirds.

Avian Haven has been operating as a non-profit to rehabilitate birds since 1999, and is one of the largest rehabilitation practices in New England. To date, nearly 15,000 birds from more than 100 species have been treated at Avian Haven. They accept birds of all species from the general public, and via referrals from veterinarians, Maine Wildlife Biologists, Maine Game Wardens, Animal Control Officers, and other Maine rehabilitators. All birds they care for are being prepared for release to the wild.

Laura Suomi-Lecker is the education and outreach coordinator and long-time volunteer with Avian Haven and also the Technical Director at Somerset County Soil and Water Conservation District where she does a variety of bird-related programs.

Location: Howard Room
Event Type: Library-sponsored Adult Event
Registration: No
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