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Wildlife researcher, wilderness guide, and environmental educator. The Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (CWRS) is dedicated to treating injured and orphaned wildlife, providing valuable outreach and education services to the community and engaging all volunteers in motivational work and skill building experience.

See a Hare, Leave It There!

Throughout the spring and summer many wild mothers will raise their young in both rural and urban environments. It is important to know when...

Where Do They Go? – Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

The Ruby-throated hummingbird is a small, brilliantly iridescent bird that weighs less than a nickel! Despite their small size, the males of this species...

The Hairy Woodpecker

The Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villous) is a year-round resident in Calgary. It is a medium sized woodpecker, with a very straight-backed posture suitable for...

The House Sparrow

The House Sparrow is a member of the Old World sparrow family native to most of Europe and Asia. This little bird has followed...

American Kestrel

liding to the left and right, the American Kestrel keeps a sharp eye on the earth below for flickering blades of grass or the...

Blue-winged Teal

e Blue-winged Teal is a small, dabbling duck that is only about 16 inches (40 cm) long, with a wingspan of 23 inches (58...

Do they really need our help?

In the spring and summer, Calgarians often come across little critters that are a part of our urban wildlife population. Humans are often eager...

The Merlin

The Merlin is a little falcon (weighing just 129 to 236 grams and measuring up to 30 cm), about the size of a Jay....

The Grey Jay

In 2016, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society asked Canadians to identify candidates for an ‘official’ bird for Canada, intending to lobby the Canadian Government...