Over the years we have received many injured birds, we accept all species with the exception of waterfowl. We just don't have facilities for ducks and geese. We have however, received virtually every other type of bird.
Rehabilitation is costly. For example, a young Great Horned Owl can consume a rat and a half each day. Rats cost around $4 each, if an owl is in rehabilitation for a few weeks, it becomes expensive! We always except charitable donations to help with the rehabilitation expenses.
A few success stories…
Below each photo is a short story about each bird.
From the Estes Park News...
ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 5 2015, IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT A MALE OSPREY HAD GOTTEN TANGLED IN WHAT LOOKED LIKE A LEASH USED IN NESTING MATERIAL AT THE LAKE ESTES POWER PLANT. A PASSERBY CALLED LOCAL BIRD REHABILITATOR AND DIRECTOR OF CARRI, SCOTT RASHID, AT 5:30 A.M. ALERTING HIM OF THIS BIRD IN DISTRESS.
THE OSPREY WAS HANGING BY ONE FOOT, FLAILING ABOUT, UNABLE TO FREE HIMSELF. SCOTT NOTIFIED RICK SPOWART OF COLORADO PARKS & WILDLIFE AND THE TWO CAME UP WITH A PLAN TO GET A BUCKET TRUCK TO GET UP TO THE BIRD TO TRY TO FREE HIM AND GET HIM MEDICAL TREATMENT. AFTER SEVERAL HOURS, GETTING CLEARANCE AND MAKING SURE THE POWER LINES WERE SAFE FOR RESCUERS, THE BUCKET TRUCK WAS READIED AND SCOTT WENT UP WITH A POWER PLANT EMPLOYEE AND HE WAS ABLE TO FREE THE BIRD. THEY BROUGHT HIM DOWN AND TOOK HIM TO THE ANIMAL MEDICAL CENTER FOR SOME FLUIDS AND AN EVALUATION BEFORE TAKING HIM TO BIRDS OF PREY FOUNDATION IN BROOMFIELD.
Below is a video of a juvenile Bald Eagle that our Director Scott rehabilitated and released a few years ago.