have greater mobility than mammals or plants and
their adaptations have allowed them to occupy
a great diversity of ecosystems and habitats.
Many bird species have been able to adapt to and
live near human habitation and many more species
move through and over developed areas as local
nomads or seasonal migrants. Yet there is a clear
correlation between the density of a human population
or human developments such as roads, together
with the associated changes in the composition
of wild plants and animals, and the number of
injured birds likely to be rescued in that area.
Because of this, NARREC has over the years mainly
received birds and has become specialized in bird
rehabilitation with a focus on birds of prey.
more than twenty different species of birds of
prey, vultures, eagles, falcons and owls, NARREC
also houses a few parrot species. These parrots,
both exotic and indigenous, are all birds that
have been confiscated from undesirable or illegal
possession and cannot be released.
also commonly receives other wild animals that
tend to become victims in urban areas. The 'victims'
include wildlife held misplaced as pets, such
as tortoises, wild parrots and surricates, as
well as other wildlife such as porcupines, hedgehogs,
monitor lizards and mongooses that simply get
trapped in city areas, or pangolins that are used
in traditional medicine. We even receive some
What to do if you find an orphaned
or injured wild bird
up the bird with a towel or cloth if
the bird in a box
Make air holes in the box.
Line the box with toilet paper or roller
towels or a cloth.
Close the box or put a cover over it.
the box in a warm and quiet environment.
a bird rehabber : Liz 081
129 0565 or Sonja 081 149 2313
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