Diamond Springs Event: Sierra Wildlife Rescue Offers Class in Rehabbing Corvids
This is a new class in corvid rehabbing. Corvids are a special group of the songbird family that contains crows, ravens, rooks, jackdaws, jays, magpies, nutcrackers and others. Their similarities include a stout bill, strong legs, aggressive behavior, omnivorous eating habits and open nests. In our area, the most common corvids seen are crows, blue jays (both Steller and Western scrub jays), and ravens. It is a very intelligent group, and many members naturally mimic human words, the calls of other birds and mammals, and a variety of other sounds, as well as using “natural” tools. (For the poets among you, Edgar Allen Poe wasn’t taking license when he had the raven quoth “Nevermore.”)
The Corvid Rehabbing Class will be held on May 2, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m, at the SWR Wildlife Center, 777 Pleasant Valley Rd, Diamond Springs. Rehabbing these clever birds is fun and entertaining plus, as always, very fulfilling and helpful to our wildlife conservation efforts.
Please call Barbara, at 530-621-2650 or email her at email@example.com, to make reservations in advance and with any questions about the classes.
Date & Time
May 2, 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Free to members; $5 for non-members