Pigeon and young lady adopt one another!
We here at Avian Underdogs Rescue Association are extremely grateful to all the donors who made it possible for us to secure our permanent partnership with GlobalGiving in the March 2017 Accelerator. This was both a nerve wracking and an exhilerating experience for us! We accomplished our funding goal thanks to all of you and hope that you will continue to support us and our mission to save sick, injured, and orphaned birds in the future.
Baby bird season began in mid-February this year with the first arrivals being baby English House Sparrows. These were quickly followed by European Starlings, Nutmeg Mannikins, and Japanese White Eyes. Pigeons and doves nest year around here in Southern California, so we have had a continuing stream of them arriving as well as sick/ injured juvenile and adult birds of all the species that we take in.
In addition to taking in and caring for the wild babies and sick/injured, we also take in domestic and exotic birds who have become lost or have otherwise lost their homes. These domestics and exotics are unable to survive on their own in the wild, and we give them sanctuary until homes for them can be found.
The caring people who find these baby birds and the other needy ones have definitely experienced a close encounter of the bird kind, and we thank them immensely for their kindness.
Thus far in 2017, Avian Underdogs Rescue Association has taken in more than 300 needy birds and has provided them with any needed veterinary care, medications, as well as food, and shelter.
We hope you will enjoy seeing these pictures of some of our many babies as well as some touching pictures of humans and birds both experiencing a close encounter at some of the adoption events we have attended this year.
One of our 2017 baby pigeons.
Meeko (cockatiel) and his lovely young adopter.
Tiny nestling European Starling
Another close encounter of the bird kind.
Baby English House Sparrow