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SkyWatch Bird Rescue

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We need volunteers of all shapes and sizes! There are many different ways you can volunteer. Whether you want to work hands on or help run the rescue effort, there is something for everyone.


Working on site means you work weekly shift/s at the rescue feeding the birds, cleaning cages and helping with general avian husbandry of resident birds that live here. You can work as little as one 4 hour shift a week, or commit to more shifts if you want to learn how to care for clinic/rehab patients as well. The minimum shift required is once a week, but there is no limit on how many shifts you can work and no glass ceiling as to the knowledge available, the more you come, the more you learn.

Transports are one of the most critical parts of rescuing birds. If you choose to be on the transport list, you will be contacted when there is a bird in your area that needs to be picked up and brought to the Skywatch Clinic. No special training or skills are required, most of the time we just need the bird kept in a box or a safe place off the streets so it can be confined until you bring it in.


Much like an ambulance dispatcher, you will be on a hotline that handles calls about injured birds. You would have a set shift time where you would need to be available to take phone calls and then arrange for a transporter to pick up a bird and deliver it to the rescue. You would perform this task from your home.

Volunteers must be 18 or older.

1 Shift

  • 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM
    4 hour shift between 9 am and 9 pm
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About SkyWatch Bird Rescue

Location:

3600 Lynn Ave, Castle Hayne, NC 28429, US

Mission Statement

SkyWatch is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of both local and migratory wild birds that become injured or orphaned. Skywatch helps injured adult birds & orphaned baby birds such as: Aquatic/Wading birds, Birds of prey/Raptors, Song birds, Shore birds and many more, for release back to the wild. Under direction of wildlife rehabilitator: Amelia Mason, SkyWatch is currently one of the only resources legally licensed by the Us Fish & Wildlife that are actively helping injured wild birds in the Wilmington area.

Description

SkyWatch is dedicated to the rescue and rehab of all injured birds in and around the Wilmington NC area, both local wild birds & migratory birds. SkyWatch is state and federally licensed by the Us Fish & Wildlife to take in all injured or orphaned birds for rehabilitation and release back into the wild.

In great need of volunteers, and dependent on public donations. There are many ways to help even if you prefer not to physically be hands on with birds. Skywatch needs transport volunteers, fundraising volunteers, phone support, daily maintenance, cage cleaning, etc. You can also work hands on with the birds if you prefer, learning how to raise orphan baby birds for release back to the wild, or learning about the rehab & medical procedures for injured birds. Skywatch rescues birds like: Waterfowl, Aquatic/Wading birds, Songbirds, Shore birds, Raptors/& other birds of prey, and many more.

Animals
Community
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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

3600 Lynn Aveand all across town/from homeCastle HayneCastle Hayne, NC 28429

(34.35789,-77.90904)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Animal Care / Handling

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • For clinic shift or hotline worker, 1 4 hour shift, same time each week is required minimum. For Transport people, no time commitment, you pick up birds when you are available.

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