Volunteers needed to work with wild birds at the Marathon Wild Bird Centre in Florida, USA.
The Marathon Wild Bird Center’s sole purpose is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release both migratory and resident wild birds when they become injured, sick, or orphaned. Their rescue service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Their major emphasis has always been to ease the suffering of these vulnerable creatures, and to return them to the skies as soon as possible. In addition to the organisation’s rehabilitation efforts, they take great pride in our many educational wildlife presentations in schools, libraries, and at community events that help to reduce the occasions of injury, and lessen the environmental hazards that place these birds at risk.
MWBC’s rehabilitation program concentrates on wild birds – the animals most commonly affected by the presence of humans in their sub-tropical islands. In the last decade, we have treated more than 5,500 birds of 70-plus species, from warblers to eagles. Taking advantage of the large number and variety of wild birds admitted for care at the center, MWBC continues to develop new and better methods of animal husbandry and medical treatments. Current areas of interest include:
– Developing appropriate uses of medications in wild birds
– Exploring improvements in nutritional supplementation
– Redefining the use of saltwater therapy pools for debilitate sea birds.
Their ongoing programme has also allowed MWBC’s volunteer staff to gain extensive experience in bird care.
Charitable Travel can help you plan your next trip to Florida and can tailor your stay to allow time for you to get involved in this project, which you will need to arrange directly via the link below.