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The Wildlife Center is Hiring!
The Center is looking for new Front Desk Coordinators to join our team. Our front desk has a wide range of responsibilities; they admit patients, answer phone calls and emails from the public, provide rescue (and renesting) advice, and greet visitors in the lobby. Check out the job posting if you think you or someone you know would be a good match for the position.
 

Test Your Bird ID Skills!
One of the (many) things our front desk coordinators do is help identify wildlife. People call in with descriptions or e-mail photos of animals they encounter, with hopes that we can help them identify the species and, often, determine if the animal needs help. IDing animals from photos can be challenging and fun ... but most of all, it can help us figure out if the animal needs help. Knowing the species is key to knowing whether or not a certain animal is displaying normal behavior.

This photo landed at our front desk for ID. The bird was on the ground and the caller was concerned. Can you correctly ID the species? Find the answer at the end of the newsletter.

Photo Credit: The Budzichs of Stafford
Wood Duck #17-0292 was admitted in late March with a puncture wound on his head. This male Wood Duck is in full breeding plumage -- he's showing off his best colors in hopes of attracting a mate this spring! Hopefully he'll be released back into the wild this week so he can continue his search.
 

Last week,Wildlife Center supporter Lanie turned 8 years old. Instead of gifts, Lanie asked for her friends and family to donate supplies for our wildlife patients. Thank you, Lanie! We're able to help wildlife because of the generous support from donors -whether it's a monthly donation, a one-time gift, or an in-kind contribution of supplies.
 
Sunday April 2 was International Children's Book Day. We celebrated by re-reading the children's book about our education falcon, Maggie -- Maggie the One-eyed Peregrine Falcon. You can purchase the book in our online store, or ask your local library to order it!






 

Submit your favorite Critter Cam Moment screenshot and it could be included in our weekly newsletter!
E-mail screenshots and descriptions to edu@wildlifecenter.org
for a chance to be featured.
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