- The bobcat getting used to her new outdoor enclosure after a visit to the vet.
First, thanks so much for the incredible support and donations to our Bobcat Recovery Fund. As you know Chintimini Wildlife Center receives no government funding, so every donation goes a long way.
We were able to use the funds to cover the bobcat’s post surgery follow-up examination. After being hit by a car and suffering from a broken femur, she underwent a very successful surgery by our partners at the OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She has been putting weight on her leg and otherwise acting like a normal feisty bobcat. But before we could move her to an outdoor enclosure in the outback, Jennifer J. Warnock, DVM, PhD wanted to make sure she was healing well enough to make the transition. Continue reading “Bobcat Update: Excellent Follow-Up + Outback Move”
Like all of our patient admissions, they usually begin with a compassionate human dropping off a box with a sick or orphaned critter inside. For common birds and mammals, most people can accurately identify the species. In the case of our 100th patient, the rescuer had brought us an injured robin. Luckily he knew the bird’s story; it was attacked by a cat. Continue reading “Our 100th Patient Sustains a Very Common and Avoidable Injury”
You’re invited to Art is Wild, Chintimini’s Annual Art Show Fundraiser + Auction!
Opening Reception: 7:00pm, May 20, 2016 (silent auction ends 9pm)
Location: CH2M HILL Alumni Center (Address: CH2M HILL Alumni Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331)
Come INTO THE WILD to celebrate and support Chintimini Wildlife Center. It will be a night you won’t forget!
A complimentary drink and delicacies from Forks and Corks will be served and a cash bar will be available.
Meet live education birds and Chintimini volunteers. Enjoy extraordinary wildlife and nature inspired art. Win silent & live auctions as well as raffle prizes. Celebrate the people, wildlife and surroundings of our Willamette Valley.
Thanks to local artist Earl Newman for creating the event poster.
In Corvallis’ Jana neighborhood, an owl was heard hooting by residents and was recently seen by a Chintimini volunteer. As she was walking on Tyler Ave around dusk a large owl swooped off of a low branch in front of a home and flew up to a taller tree. It was a beautiful sight to behold and a reminder that we must take care of our local wildlife. Due to its unbelievably fast and completely silent flight, the owl was not identifiable, but from its vocalizations it is believed to be a Great Horned Owl. Listen to a Great Horned Owl sound here.
Great Horned Owls eat a variety of rodents, making them perfect pest control agents. But in both urban and rural areas, people use harmful rodenticides, not understanding the potential suffering it can cause not only to rodents, but also to other animals that share their environment. While rodenticides kill rodents, they also kill owls and other predators including hawks and bobcats. And without natural predators there will be an even bigger rodent problem. Continue reading “Owl Spotted in Corvallis, Danger of Rodenticide Poisoning”
The Willamette Valley Bird Symposium, a day-long event that brings together professionals, students, and amateurs from the Willamette Valley to celebrate birds took place last Saturday. Chintimini Wildlife Center’s Raptor Conservation Program volunteers were at the event along with Raptor Ambassador birds educating attendees and answering questions. Read the full article in the Gazette-Times.
On March 12th, the Audubon Society of Corvallis is hosting a kid’s field day with support from the Chintimini Wildlife Center, the Friends of the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Institute for Applied Ecology, Starker Forests, OSU Bird Nerds, and the OSU Forestry Club.
This event is completely FREE to those that attend and runs from 10am to 2pm and will be located at the Finley Wildlife Refuge main office. We hope to see you there!