RAISE * REHABILITATE * RESCUE * RELEASE * EDUCATE
Raise: To nurture and care for abandoned and mother-less orphans of the wild, with emphasis on the specialized care of passerines, raptors and water birds. Assistance for wild mammals in distress is also offered on an emergency basis subject to cage availability.
Rehabilitate: To aid in the medical management, treatment and care of sick or injured wild birds. Wings is able to offer complete hospital and conditioning facilities with the help of qualified veterinarians throughout the Windsor/Essex county area.
Rescue: To offer advice/assistance in the rescue, restraint and safe transport of distressed wild birds. Where specialised hands may mean the difference between life and death, Wings is well equipped to handle oil spill casualities, birds entangled in fishing lines, leg hold trap injuries and other life threatening traumas.
Release: Wild birds which are able to live a rich, healthy life are released back into their natural habitat. Rehabilitators must choose, to the best of their ability, a site with protection, water and natural food sources to ensure that released patients are able to maintain full function in the wild.
Educate: To create public awareness of the necessity to protect our feathered friends and the environment in which they dwell. With growing concern and increased public awareness of local wildlife issues; Wings education programs have helped to foster an appreciation and respect for the workings of our natural world and the inhabitants within.
We are licensed under authorization of the Canadian Wildlife Service and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.