Native Bird Care is an avian rescue center in Central Oregon specializing in native birds needing unique care such as song, shore, and water birds. We rely on public support and dedicate 100% of donations to bird care, housing, or medical treatment. There are no paid staff, and the facility runs through thousands of hours of dedicated volunteer time and effort.
Elise Wolf is Native Bird Care's professional rehabilitator. She has specialized training in songbirds, shorebirds, and waterbirds (a group that includes grebes, loons, swans, rails, egrets, and other water associated birds).
There are 349 species of birds that either migrate through or live in Central Oregon. Each type of bird needs care specific to them in terms of how we house them, their stress levels, food needs, and other aspects of who they are.
Waterbirds, for example, must be housed on filtered, recirculating pools. This is how we keep their feathers waterproof and prevent chest and feet wounds from sitting. Shorebirds must have private, removed aviaries, incubators, and wide variety of living insects (or they won't eat or will have so much stress they will fail to grow).
Woodpeckers must perch vertically and need very large enclosures with large pine stumps, they also eat living insects. Common Poorwill, Golden Crowned Kinglets, Cedar Waxwings, and Evening Grosbeaks all need certain foods, types of housing, appropriate sized perches, and other particular aspects to their care.
The smallest of birds require highly skilled handling for medical treatment as their bones are fragile, injuries are easily made worse, or they can simply die from stress.
This is why we specialize. We have sought the training and experience for the birds that we do. As they years have gone by, Elise has expanded her abilities to a wide number of species, some quite challenging and unique like the Common Nighthawk. While she has some training in raptors, due to the stress their presence and calls make to our other birds (they are their predators), we do not rehab them here.
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Native Bird Care of Sisters
PO Box 3500, #409
Sisters, OR 97759