TWRC Wildlife Center initiated the Baby Bird Program

February 23, 2012 by  
Filed under Events

The program provides on-site care for approximately 2,000 baby birds. The program this year will run from April 30th through August 3rd. With spring just around the corner, we are looking for volunteer bird feeders. Bird feeders prepare special diets, feed the birds, clean cages, wash dishes and includes general maintenance of the bird area. This is a very exciting and educational opportunity for anyone 12 years of age and older. Youth between 12 and 14 must be accompanied by an adult to participate (ratio of 1:1).
Our volunteers can choose shifts any day of the week, Monday through Sunday, starting from 8:00am to noon, noon to 4:00pm and 4:00pm to 8:00pm. We ask our volunteers to sign up for a minimum of five shifts to ensure the best care possible for the baby birds.
If interested in volunteering, you must take a training class and pay a $15 registration fee.  You will receive a TWRC t-shirt which you will be required to wear when working shifts.   The first training class  is April 7th.  Check our website calendar for more training dates.  You can register online at www.twrc-houston.org.
Have some fun while helping our native Texas birds. With your help, in spite of the fact that these babies don’t have their mothers, they will grow up and be released to live out their lives in their natural habitat. It’s exciting to watch the changes in the birds from week to week!
If you have questions, you can send an email to Marvin Starkey at program@twrc-houston.org or call TWRC Wildlife Center at 713-468-8972 ext. 157.

TWRC WILDLIFE CENTER, 10801 Hammerly Blvd., Ste. 200, Houston, 77043.

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