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  • The Great Egret
    By Lauren Adams Lead Wildlife Keeper Around the rehab center at VINS, winter brings few surprises. Lots of Barred Owls, maybe a few Red-tailed or a Cooper’s Hawks,...
  • CWBR Updates & A Special Release
    By Lauren Adams, Lead Wildlife Keeper Ah, winter.  The “quiet” season in wildlife rehabilitation.  Around here, we call it Barred Owl season.  When the cold air creeps...
  • The Adoption Option: What you should know before you do
    By Jordan Daley Research and Education Coordinator When I was young my family adopted a polar bear family for Christmas. My youngest brother having recently been born,...
  • VINS Says Goodbye to a Beloved Ambassador, Utah the Great Horned Owl
    By Lauren Adams,Lead Wildlife Keeper You can hear him even before you get inside the building.  Each day he greets us with the characteristic “Hoothoot Hoot Hoot.”  “Good morning,...
  • Peter Guesses "Hooo" Will Be Our 500th Patient!
    By Peter GauWildlife Keeper VINS is abuzz with exciting news from the Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation. With the intake of patient #491 we’re only 9 birds...
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