I wanted to give a great big THANK YOU! to those folks who donated for Gracee's care here at Grebe Acres.
We really appreciate the help with a bird that we rarely get and were not really set up for. Your donations went for her foods, appropriate flooring, medical care out here in Sisters, pool set up, heater, and a variety of other things that go into caring for such a large, magnificent bird.
While Grebe Acres usually gets smaller water or shore birds, like grebes and killdeer - as well as an assortment of songbirds - we are now set up for a swan. Though ideally we could use a much larger floating pool for such a bird or others like her who need a big stock tank. But I will need help with that.
I could really use volunteers and a handyperson. If you would like to volunteer to watch or even feed Grace please let me know. I could really use the help - she is now a 1/2 hour away from me.
Also, if you know someone who knows pond pumps, please contact me as I need a volunteer to set up a stock tank in case she has to come back into rehab.
Thanks so much to those who followed this story and also contributed to Grebe Acres. It was very much needed and appreciated.
I will continue to post on Gracee
Native Bird Care is small. But the work we do is critical. The needs of the birds we work with - song, shore, and waterbirds - are often underestimated. Each species is so unique that we must cater to each type of bird and their particular needs in care and housing. Add to that, handling these birds can be tricky; they all require specialized training.