Donate Wicker Baskets to Give Baby Owls a New Home
Help give baby raptors a new home and donate wicker baskets! Unfortunately, every year a number of owl, hawk and other raptor nests are destroyed. Be it the result of careless tree-work, spring storms or other causes, a damaged nest during the very sensitive nesting season is detrimental to baby owls and other raptors. We've had great results reuniting raptor families by using substitute basket nests. However, we are always in need of baskets. Please help us by donating wicker baskets today.
We need wicker baskets that are approximately in between 6" - 9" deep and 12" - 19" wide or long and with a sturdy rim and bottom.
Baskets can be dropped off in Marin County, CA.
Contact HOP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-454-4587 to donate!
Watch this video for more info on HOP's Raptor Rescue & Reunite program:
Hungry Owl Project Featured in Audubon Magazine
The Hungry Owl Project and our good friends RATS (Raptors Are The Solution) are featured in a great article on rodenticides in the Jan-Feb issue of Audubon. Pick up a copy and read it today!
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Petition for EPA to Follow Through With Rodenticide Ban
In Marin county in 2012, almost 80% of owls, raptors and other rodent consuming wildlife brought into our local wildlife hospital WildCare were tested positive for secondary rodenticide poisoning. Please take a moment to read and sign this important petition to the EPA to follow through with the ban on anticoagulant rodenticides. This change.org petition was started by our friends Raptors Are The Solution (RATS).
Click HERE to read and sign the petition.
Hungry Owl Project Featured In COM's Echo Times
HOP, our annual fundraiser Evening With Owls and Joe Mueller were featured in a cover story on Evening With Owls in the College of Marin's Echo Times newspaper.
Evening With Owls - 2012
November 2nd, 2012
We are thrilled to announce HOP's 10th Annual Evening with Owls on Friday, November 2, 2012. Evening With Owls will be a night to remember! Meet many species of live owls & hawks, enjoy highly entertaining speakers, wildlife artists, appetizers, savories & sweets, wine, beer & soft drinks, a silent auction, raffles and more! This event sells out every year so get your tickets early to secure your spot!
For more info and to purchase tickets: Click HERE
The Hungry Owl Project's Summer Fundraiser
The Hungry Owl Project needs your help! Make your donation today to help us continue our important mission. Donors can receive some wonderful perks including free tickets to Evening With Owls, gorgeous photo prints by wildlife photograph Trish Carney and more!
Click HERE for more info
Brad Marsh - 2012 HOP Raptor Hero Award Recipient
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The Hungry Owl Project is pleased to announce Brad Marsh, of the Sonoma County Bird Rescue Center, as the recipient of the 2012 Hungry Owl Project Raptor Hero Award. Brad has been doing wonderful work with owl, hawk & eagle rescues, rehabilitations and reunites. Thank you Brad, for your dedication to our beloved raptors! We look forward to continuing our work together!
The Importance of Wildlife Sensitive Tree-Work
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A pair of red-shouldered hawks successfully reunited with their parents found a new home in a substitute wicker basket nest after surving a poorly felled tree. 13 trees were cut on a Sonoma County property, with one of the trees housing a Red Shouldered Hawk nest with 2 chicks. Fortunately the chicks survived the fall and were taken to our partner organization and wildlife hospital WildCare for a complete medical checkup. Once deemed healthy, HOP's Raptor Rescue & Reunite program went into action. The nest location was first monitored and parents were seen coming and going, bringing food to the destroyed nest and looking for their chicks. The next day, wiith the help of volunteer tree climber and wonderful arborist Merlin Schlumberger (www.westernarborist.com), a substitute wicker basket nest was secured up in a nearby tree and the chicks placed into the basket. Our volunteer monitor team watched the nest throughout that evening, but unforunately the parents were not seen. If the parents failed to attend to these chicks they would be unable to make it. It was a very restless night for all.
However, the very next morning at 5:30am, the Red Shouldered Hawk chicks' mother was with them in the substitute wicker basket nest and dad was bringing them food. SUCCESS!
Thanks to our wonderful Raptor Rescue & Reunite team and volunteer tree climbers and community nest monitors, we have a great track record with reunites such as this. BUT, this easily could have gone very badly for this Red Shouldered Hawk family and any other raptors that are victims of similar tree work.
Please practice wildlife sensitive tree work. These two chicks lost their original nest and almost their lives when their tree was cut. Every tree houses a variety of wildlife that depends on it. Do not remove or trim trees in between January-September. Contact HOP or your local wildlife center for more info.
Cow Track Ranch — HOP Presentation, Owl Box Building & Hike
Saturday, August 4, 2012 10:00a - 4:00p
Presented by HOP & MALT
Learn about owls from a HOP presentation, help HOP assemble owl boxes, & hike gorgeous Cow Track Ranch in Nicasio.
Be a part of the effort to help local farms ensure that owls and other important bird species continue to thrive in Marin! The Hungry Owl Project will teach us about owls and bluebirds, using owls as a non-toxic means of rodent control, help assemble owl boxes, hike on Bruce and Liz Daniels' 500-acre cattle ranch and enjoy our picnic lunch, with salad from the ranch's garden. We'll learn how to build owl boxes that will go to farms and homes around Marin. You may buy a box at a discount at the end of the day. You may even win a ticket to Evening With Owls! This event is open to adults and children 7 and up. This is a hands on event but carpentry skills are not required. Presented by the Hungry Owl Project and the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT).
$15 - MALT Members / $20 - Non Members / Free for children 7-18
For more info and to register: Click HERE
HOP Featured In Pt Reyes Light
Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper the Point Reyes Light has done a great article on the dangers of rodenticides, the Hungry Owl Project and using owls as a means for rodent control. It features our Ambassador Barn Owl, Wookie, on the cover. Pick up your copy today or visit their website for an online version of the article: (www.ptreyeslight.com).
Remember: Under Federal and State law it is ILLEGAL for anyone to injure or possess a bird of prey - even if you intend to release it later. You must turn it over to a licensed facility - this is the best way to help
Click HERE for more info.
The Hungry Owl Project is a partnership with WildCare. 501(c)(3) Non Profit ID No. 51-0172331