‘Wildlife Rehabilitation’

Red tide lesser scaup update

Lesser scaups recovering from red tide[/caption]As reported previously, Peace River Wildlife Center admitted more than 40 lesser scaups (bluebills) in the final days of the previous year.  In the weeks to follow, admission rates slowed, ... continue reading

Meet our ambassadors

Our primary goal at Peace River Wildlife Center is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured, orphaned, and ill native Florida wildlife.  Our secondary mission is to educate the public.  This is the reason we have ... continue reading

2017 rehab stats

The rehabbers at Peace River Wildlife Center did an amazing job in 2017.  They treated 2,443 injured, ill, or orphaned wild animals—another record for patient intake.  Thanks to the support of the community, PRWC has ... continue reading

Bright year ahead

As 2018 dawns, Peace River Wildlife Center is at a crossroads in its existence.  Started in 1978 on the lanai of local veterinarian, Dr. Jerry Gingerich, PRWC quickly outgrew those humble beginnings.  By 1987 the ... continue reading

Icarus falls again

Icarus was a figure in Greek mythology who flew too close to the sun, melted his wings, and then fell into the water.  Peace River Wildlife Center admitted a bald eagle this week who was ... continue reading

No Margin, No Mission

No Margin, No Mission first Fast Pitch to potential donors raised over $20,000! Peace River Wildlife Center is on the brink of yet another exciting opportunity.  Contrary to recent newspaper headlines, PRWC is still working ... continue reading

Growing Up Eagle

Juvenile and Adult Bald Eagles in Rehab. If Benjamin Franklin had gotten his way, the national emblem of the United States might have been the wild turkey.  Franklin thought the bald eagle “a bird of ... continue reading

Bald Eagle Breeding Season

Bald eagle nest, photo courtesy of USFWS The bald eagle has been the national symbol of the United States since 1782.  It is North America’s second largest bird of prey—only the California condor is larger.  ... continue reading

Blessing or curse?

A long time ago in a land far away, I was cursed by an evil witch. My best friend, Karen, used to babysit the child of a family friend and offered me the job one ... continue reading

Snowbirds and snow birds

This week at Peace River Wildlife Center has been a busy one.  The snowbirds are returning (yay!), and the snow birds are also back (yay and boo.)  While we love to have our seasonal volunteers ... continue reading

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