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. With training, youngsters ages 16 and up can volunteer independently and, from ages 12-15, when accompanied by an adult, with training and BBN manager approval; both youth and adults require training. We love to encourage young people to develop caring and compassion for all wildlife, and to become involved in its care.
Please call Dianne, at 530-642-1800, with any questions or to register for a Wednesday 5:00 p.m. hands-on training and volunteering at the BBN. Caring for these adorable babies is a wonderful way to help wildlife, and to learn about the fascinating lives of numerous species of foothill songbirds and others. The little birds need your help, and SWR hopes you will join us in caring for them!
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.

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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