World Bird Sanctuary
World Bird Sanctuary's mission is to preserve threatened bird species and their habitats. To fulfill this mission we engage in environmental education, wildlife rehabilitation, propagation and field studies. In early Spring of 2012 the Kathryn G. Favre Wildlife Hospital at WBS admitted a baby Barred Owl that had been found in a yard by the neighbor's dog. It had been blown out of it's nest by a bad storm a few days before and was dehydrated and hungry. Staff at the hospital hand-fed him until they were sure he was healthy, and then introduced him to a permanent resident owl in the Propagation (Breeding) Department to continue raising him as a wild owl. Once is fully feathered and able to fly he will be returned to the wild by WBS staff. Were it not for the concern of a citizen and the care and commitment of the wildlife hospital staff, this little creature would have perished. The wildlife hospital at WBS admits and treats approximately 350 birds of prey per year, and works with dedication and compassion to return them to the wild as quickly as possible.