Your donation toward new larger habitats for some of our important education birds made it possible for us to assemble the frames for the habitats and to buy some of the screening for the walls.
The aluminum framing is quite expensive, but we were able to start on this project with some excess material from another cage. Aluminum is light and easy to work with and does not rust, meaning that it is a good building material for long-term use as well as being easy to clean. The material we use is made by Corners, Ltd.
The screening we use to line the cages to make 'walls' is called Petscreen. It is quite expensive, but its soft texture helps prevent damage to birds' delicate feathers and it is also very long-lasting.
Completed habitats will all be 7 feet high, and will vary in dimension, but will cover a combined area of 360 square feet.
As we fell short of the funds needed to buy the materials for this project, we do not have a definite date for its completion, but will work to raise the funds necessary to get the birds into their new cages by this fall.
Thank you very much for caring about providing a better space for Cody, Sherlock & Amelia, Katy & Scotty and Robbie. We'll be sure and post pictures as we are able to do more on this project.
Thank you to those who have donated so far!
Super volunteer Chris Thornton has been putting in lots of time on the new habitats and the first frame went up today!
This project will benefit many screech, saw-whet and short-eared owls, and many kestrels for years to come.
We are still seeking funds to purchase other components of the habitat. Once th frame is entirely completed, it will be lined with screening material that protects delicate feathers but still lets in natural light.
A picture of Chris and Foster/Education Owl Robbie are attached to say 'thank you' for what you've given.
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