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Lynnwood WA, 98046

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August 2006   

Kevin Mack

Completing the Process
by Kevin Mack, PAWS Wildlife Naturalist

The PAWS Wildlife Rehabilitation Center receives hundreds of orphaned, injured and ill baby songbirds every year. They can be demanding patients, especially in large numbers, who require almost constant feeding and care. Fortunately, PAWS has a dedicated team of volunteers called Bird Nursery Caretakers, or BNCs to provide that feeding and care. The end result of their work is the return of healthy, independent wild birds to their natural habitat. Whenever possible, we try to provide volunteers with the opportunity to participate in the release of the animals for whom they have cared. PAWS’ BNCs had three such opportunities in July and August on group bird releases that were arranged especially for them. Below are a few snapshots from those group releases as well as a few images documenting the progression of young birds through the wildlife center.

Robin in incubator

Chickadees fighting over mealworm

Self feeding robin

Jo Ann Syron releasing Chickadees

Dana Peirce releasing robin

Jessica Dorris releasing swallow

Jessica Dorris, Helen Landalf and Keiko Tanaka releasing robin

Jonathan Melusky releasing swallow

Deborah Stuteville releasing swallows

Deborah Stuteville releasing swallow



Give Wildlife (and a Naturalist) A Reason To Sing!

PAWSwalk 2006 will be on Saturday, September 9 th at Seattle’s Magnuson Park.

Team “Wild Things” has raised over $2,000 so far, but with less than a month to go until the big event we still need nearly $5,000 to meet the team’s goal. As advertised in the last issue of Wild Again, I have given my team a special challenge this year. If we raise $7,000 or more, I have agreed to "reward" them by singing a Karoke song of their choice in a public venue. A little humiliation is a small price to pay for helping out the animals! Your donation will help make both lifesaving work and musical "entertainment" possible! If you wish to donate to the cause visit this link.

Or, visit the Wild Things home page and sign up to walk with us for the animals!

Many thanks to those of you who have already donated!

One-Hundred and twenty-two animals were released between June 17th and July 17th 2006. Thanks to all of you for helping to make these releases possible!

Wildlife Releases:  July 18 - August 18, 2006

  • Mallard- 29
  • Steller's Jay- 6
  • Northern Flicker- 5
  • American Robin- 22
  • Bushtit- 3
  • Townsend's Chipmunk- 3
  • Eastern Cottontail- 5
  • Barn Swallow- 13
  • Cliff Swallow- 6
  • Violet-green Swallow- 9
  • American Crow- 4
  • Band-tailed Pigeon- 1
  • Great Horned Owl- 1
  • Northern Flicker- 1
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet- 3
  • Dark-eyed Junco- 1
  • Virginial Opossum- 2
  • Glaucous-winged Gull- 3
  • Ring-billed Gull- 1
  • Spotted Towhee- 1
  • Great Blue Heron- 1
  • Brown-headed Cowbird- 1
  • Barred Owl- 1

424 wild animals have been released since the beginning of 2006.
Thanks to all of you for helping to make these releases possible!

All rights reserved. 2006 Progressive Animal Welfare Society

A Northwest leader in protecting animals since 1967, the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) shelters homeless animals, rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife, and empowers people to demonstrate compassion and respect for animals in their daily lives.