Mission Wild Bird Hospital
Mission Wild Bird is located at mile marker 92 Bayside, about 1.5 miles south of the Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary. Our new hospital is one of the wings within the Mission Wild Bird facility and is nearly 3 times the size of our previous work space, which benefits both the work environment for us and the birds. We have rooms that are for seabirds, raptors, songbirds, an isolation unit, an x-ray room and a surgical room. In addition to this, we have an area that is solely for the purpose of preparing diets, formula, and medications. We also have an outdoor covered “pelican” area, complete with therapy pool, for our larger and more aquatic birds.
Through a private grant, we were able to purchase brand new equipment that will help us immensely with our goal of rehabilitation. Only so much can be determined about a bird’s condition based on a basic examination. With the addition of an x-ray machine (donated by Robert Foley, DVM), new microscopes, and incubators, we are able to diagnose and treat birds with more accuracy and efficiency. The end result is more birds being treated and released into the wild, which is keeping with our intention to “Keep Them Flying.”