Community support gives injured birds a chance
WILDLIFE in need are going to be feeling some tender love and care after a new grant from Heritage Bank Nanango will leave them living in spacious luxury.
According to Wildlife Wanderers Carer's Group Tina StClair, sponsorship from the bank has enabled the Wildlife Wanders to build a large pre-release flight aviary.
"The best thing to come out of this is that it will give the birds the best chance for post-release survival. We get a lot of chicks coming in, especially in the Summer months and Spring, and they need the space to learn to fly again as well as learn to forage for food,” Ms StClair said.
"The birds who have broken their wings also need to learn to fly again and will need a big area for it.”
This has been a necessary advancement as local wildlife have faced tough times, with mini tornados, hail storms, and drought all impacting their habitats.
"We're inundated with birds of all species at the moment, so the grant won't be used for more birds to come in, but instead for the birds we currently have to prepare them to be released,” Ms StClair said.
The pre-release building area has now been completed, with the dimensions of 7m x 8m, giving the birds the best chance of survival after their release.
The Wildlife Wanderers appreciate all of the help and would like to thank their sponsors.
"If it wasn't for the support of the local community during fundraising, and organisations like Heritage Bank and the local vets' great help, life would be more difficult for the rehabilitation of our native wildlife, and for the wildlife carers to continue their work,” she said.