Bird rehabilitation is costly - injured birds require not only medical care, but also housing, food and ongoing therapy to recover from their injuries. One fortunate bald eagle at the Sunriver Nature Center
in Oregon, however, is getting help with its bills. According to KEPRTV.com
, a nine-year-old girl has raised more than $1,000 to help care for an injured bald eagle that was found in June. Another caring patron donated 90 trout from her backyard pond to provide a healthy food source for the bird. The bird had been paralyzed by its injuries, but is well on its way to recovery and the center plans to release the eagle in a few weeks.
How have you helped bird rescue centers
? Volunteer hours, financial donations, material goods and positive publicity are all helpful, and even small donations can add up quickly to help care for many different birds. If you can't donate to a local bird rehab facility, you can at least take steps to help birds so they may never need to rehabilitative care, such as:
With these 30 ideas, you can make a big difference for the birds!
Photo © Pen Waggener