Sierra Wildlife Rescue

Sierra Wildlife Rescue seeks volunteers

Sierra Wildlife Rescue is having an Orientation Class/Tour for anyone interested in volunteering or rehabbing with SWR. The class will feature a tour of SWR’s animals in rehab in videos, photos and discussions, as well as information on the wide variety of other volunteer opportunities with SWR. This is a chance to talk in person to […]

Sierra Wildlife Rescue holds fall class on doves and pigeons

Do you love seeing and hearing the unique coo of mourning doves in your yard or wonder at the thunder of wings when a group of band-tailed pigeons flies off? If you would like to learn more about these fascinating birds or to rehab them, plan on attending a class on doves and pigeons by […]

Baby bird nursery needs volunteers

Sierra Wildlife Rescue’s Baby Bird Nursery opened on May 2, but is so short of volunteers to feed the babies this year that it may have to close its doors before the end of the month. SWR has been feeding and caring for orphaned and injured nestlings and fledglings since its inception in 1992. The […]

Baby bird classes offered Wednesdays

Sierra Wildlife Rescue always needs and welcomes new volunteers for the Baby Bird Nursery, which takes in many hundreds of nestlings and fledglings of all species each summer. SWR provides hands-on training at the Baby Bird Nursery. Attendees learn how to feed and care for the baby birds at the classes offered from May through July. […]

Squirrel rehabbing class set

Sierra Wildlife Rescue’s February class for prospective rehabbers will be on “Rehabbing Squirrels,” and will be held on Feb. 28, from 1-3 p.m. Squirrels are ubiquitous in El Dorado County, which has the added benefit of being home to six different species. Learn all about these fascinating, intelligent, playful wildlife neighbors, and the basics on rehabilitating […]

Help SWR with squirrel babies

If you or your community, scout or other group is looking for a worthwhile project to help our wildlife, building a squirrel pre-release cage on your property would be a tremendous help to successfully rehabbing our young squirrels. Out of over 1,200 animals received each year for rehab, we take in more squirrels than any […]

SWR asks public to assist wildlife during drought

California has been suffering from a major drought. Calendar year 2013 was the driest year in recorded history for many areas of California, and no change is predicted for 2014. In addition to disastrous effects on agriculture and difficulties for the general public, wildlife has experienced severe suffering due to drought conditions. The drought has […]

Winter/spring wildlife classes offered

Sierra Wildlife classes in February will begin with “Introduction to Local Wildlife” on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. This class for the general public, will provide an overview of the natural histories of most species SWR rehabs in El Dorado County. If you become interested in rehabbing, you can follow up with […]

SWR to hold classes on volunteering and rehabbing

Learn about the many different ways you can volunteer with Sierra Wildlife Rescue, as well as what rehabbing wildlife is all about. Sierra Wildlife Rescue’s “Are you Ready to Volunteer?” will be held 10 a.m.-noon and also 2-4 p.m. Jan. 25. SWR needs volunteers in all capacities, including but not limited to: planning fundraising events; […]

Baby squirrels rescued from Diamond Springs fire

The wildfire in Diamond Springs the afternoon of Aug. 16, which devastated the Patterson Ranch, also forced many residents to evacuate their homes in the nearby Lake Oaks Mobile Home Park. Friends and family members rallied round to help evacuate those in danger, including Charlene White, of Camino, who traveled to Diamond Springs to assist […]

The do’s and don’ts of rescuing a wild animal

Sierra Wildlife Rescue and other wildlife rescue and rehabbing organizations exist because the caring and compassionate public responds to an animal in distress, rescues it and calls us for help. We could not do what we do without the general public’s concern for the welfare of the animals, and we are eternally grateful to our […]

Feed rescued orphans at SWR Baby Bird Nursery

If you missed Sierra Wildlife Rescue’s April Baby Bird Nursery for prospective new Baby Bird Nursery volunteers classes, you can still be trained to feed the baby birds on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. at the SWR Center. The nursery will be open to feed rescued orphaned and injured nestlings and fledglings through July, and we […]

Chips and Sierra released back to the wild

Chips the bobcat, whose rescue by a firefighter from the Chips Forest Fire in Plumas County last August gained national attention, was released back into “bobcat territory” in Lassen County on April 19, along with den mate Sierra. The juvenile cats are now eight months old and were judged by experienced rehabbers to be ready […]

Sierra Wildlife Rescue’s champagne brunch set

Join Sierra Wildlife Rescue at its annual“Toast to Wildlife Champagne Brunch,” to be held on April 28, from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Cameron Park Country Club, 3201 Royal Dr., Cameron Park. SWR’s big annual fundraiser will include complimentary champagne, an elegant brunch, a no-host bar, a fascinating speaker on “The Return of the […]

Wildlife classes available in March

Join Sierra Wildlife Rescue to learn more about wildlife through  upcoming classes. March classes will include Songbird First Aid, March 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Rehabbing Rabbits, March 16, 1 to 3 p.m., both for prospective rehabbers; a repeat of Introduction to Local Wildlife, March 19, 7 to 9 p.m. (general public); Homeopathy […]

Sierra Wildlife Rescue continues classes in February

Sierra Wildlife Rescue’s popular classes on wildlife for both the public and prospective rehabbers will continue in February. A class for the general public, “Introduction to Local Wildlife,” will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. The class will touch on the natural histories of most species found in El Dorado […]

Sierra Wildlife Rescue offers rehabbing overview class on Jan. 19

Start the new year by learning more about all of your wild neighbors, and how to rehabilitate orphaned or injured wildlife, including rabbits, squirrels, foxes, skunk babies, fawns, coyotes, raccoons, opossums, hawks, owls, and numerous species of songbirds and other birds. Sierra Wildlife Rescue’s January class “Are you Ready to Rehab?” for prospective rehabbers will […]

Sierra Wildlife Rescue to hold class on attracting wildlife

You’ve moved to the foothills partly because you enjoy seeing the interactions of the wildlife in your area, but how do you get them to come to your property for a close-up view? Sierra Wildlife Rescue will hold a class on Oct. 20 on “Creating Wildlife Habitat in Your Yard,” from 1 to 3 p.m., […]

Wild About Nature fundraiser Sept. 29

Sierra Wildlife Rescue will host its fall fundraising event, Wild About Nature, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Marshall Gold Discovery Park, North Beach area, in Coloma. The event will feature attractions for visitors of all ages, especially young people, including lessons on basic wildlife drawing and photography (bring your own […]

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