Baby Bird Nursery is opening
Monday, May 13, at 7 a.m.

Please join us at our Baby Bird Nursery, in operation from May 13, 2019 – early August, caring for orphaned and injured songbirds. The birds are rescued by folks in our community and brought to the SWR Center at 777 Pleasant Valley Road, Diamond Springs, giving them a second chance at a life in the wild!
It’s a rare opportunity to experience the joy of learning about the various songbirds we see all around us every day and knowing you’ve had a role in saving their lives. It is also a great opportunity for parents to share a wonderful experience with kids aged 12-15. Teenagers 16 and older can volunteer independently with the approval of their parents.
Call Barbara at 530-621-2650 to register for Hands-on Training at the Baby Bird Nursery each Wednesday at 5 pm at the BBN starting in mid-May or the Introduction to the Baby Bird Nursery class on Saturday, April 20th from 10 am to 12 pm or Tuesday, April 23rd from 7 pm to 9 pm.
Since songbirds are hungry and need care 7 days a week, volunteers are needed for 4-hour shifts from 7 am to 11 am, 11 am to 3 pm and 3 pm to 7 pm, Monday through Sunday.
It takes an army of volunteers to care for the 500-600 birds that will pass through our doors from mid-May through early August so please consider joining a wonderful group of volunteers who are making a real difference in the lives of Sierra foothills’ wildlife.
Questions???? Call or text Michael Damer at 530-334-3394. Thank you.

Thousands of people in the greater Sacramento area will be supporting their favorite non-profits on the Big Day of Giving on May 2, 2019. Support Sierra Wildlife Rescue and its work of rescuing, rehabbing and releasing to the wild hundreds of songbirds and other wildlife in El Dorado County. Go to BigDayofGiving.org and choose Sierra Wildlife Rescue.

Our Mission

Sierra Wildlife Rescue SWR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of preserving El Dorado County’s wildlife and the goal of rehabilitating and releasing back into the wild, injured and orphaned native animal species. Additionally, Sierra Wildlife Rescue is committed to educating the public on living peacefully with wildlife and respecting its habitat.

Our shared desire for livelihood here in the foothills of Northern California results in overlap with established wildlife territory. As neighborhoods continue to encroach into the beautiful environment around us, natural habitats are disrupted by human activities. Sierra Wildlife Rescue is a local resource for information and support when human-wildlife interactions ask us to make responsible choices.

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