Wildlife Rehabilitation Training Classes, Roanoke

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Wildlife Capture, Restraint, Handling, and Transportation

Whether you are interested in becoming a permitted rehabilitator, or you simply want to safely assist any injured wildlife that you encounter, this class is essential!  Learn effective capture, restraint, and handling techniques used at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.  View slides introducing some of the most commonly seen species in wildlife rehabilitation.  Demonstrations using stuffed animals and commercial safety equipment will be shown; videos of capture techniques will also be presented.  Discussions will include the importance of learning and developing skills to properly ensure the safety of both you and the animal.

Introduction to Raising Orphaned Birds

This basic beginner’s course on raising orphaned birds focuses on the rehabilitation of “beginner” species and basics on “intermediate” species of orphaned birds commonly seen in Virginia, including: American Robin, European Starling, Common Grackle, Mourning Dove, Pigeon, Blue Jay, Northern Mockingbird, Northern Cardinal, American Goldfinch, House Finch, Purple Finch, House Sparrow and Eastern Bluebird. Natural history, identification, general care, proper nutrition, diet and feeding, housing, release criteria and problems and solutions are all covered. Class is designed for the new rehabilitator.
Date:   Saturday, March 5, 2011
Time: 10:00am - 12 noon  Wildlife Capture, Restraint, Handling, and Transportation
1:00pm - 4:00pm Introduction to Raising Orphaned Birds
Location: Norwich Center, Roanoke City Parks and Recreation
Fees: $20 for Capture & Restraint; $25 for Intro to Birds
Registration: Registration must be through Roanoke Parks & Recreation website.  Please visit:  http://activenet8.active.com/roanokeparksrec/ To search by class, Wildlife Capture & Restraint is listed as #1731; Intro to Birds is #1732. Registration deadline is February 28th.

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