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    Husbandry and Rehabilitation of Native Birds presented by Dr. Anne Fowler

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    Husbandry & Rehabilitation of Native Birds - with Dr Anne Fowler, sponsored by Save Our Wildlife Foundation (SOWFI) for Wildlife Carers

    Why does our wildlife need your help?

    Our wildlife populations are decreasing at rapid rates thanks to climate change, urban sprawl and the consequent loss of habitat, cars, dogs, cats, foxes, poisoning and many other human related issues. The educated assistance of Wildlife Carers and Vet staff is key to their welfare.

    Husbandry and Rehabilitation of Native Birds

    Presented by Dr Anne Fowler

    Please bring:

    1. Pen and paper to take your own notes. The manual Husbandry and Disease of Injured wild birds will be available for sale on the day or through

    Objective: The attendee should have an improved understanding about the handling and examination, housing of orphaned birds. Greater detail on how to feed orphaned birds from arrival to fledging and release will be covered.

    Various conditions that birds suffer – from husbandry-related, nutritional, infectious and traumatic presentations are addressed. Preparation for release will be discussed at greater length.

    The program is flexibly delivered – often a topic has a greater interest to an audience and thus a longer time may be spent. An effort is made to ensure that breaks are taken on time, but may be reduced by 10 – 15 minutes if there are particular topics of interest to cover.

    Time Proposed topic

    9.00 -9.30 Handling, examination, staging

    9.30 – 10.30 Housing from arrival to release

    10.30 – 11.00 Morning tea

    11.00 – 12.30 Quiz on species and feeding different species

    12.30 – 1.00 Nutritional conditions

    1.00 – 2.00 Lunch

    2.00 – 3.00 Traumatic and toxic conditions

    3.00 – 3.30 Afternoon tea

    3.30 – 4.00 Infectious diseases: viruses, bacteria, parasites

    4.00 – 5.00 Preparation for release


    We trust you will gain useful new knowledge to treat wildlife and will have the ability to discuss topics amongst your peers. We also look forward to listing your practice as "Wildlife Friendly" with our 24/7 Wildlife Rescue Line when giving advice to the general public and our volunteers.

    Parking at rear of venue

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