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Juvenile Channel-billed Cuckoo in WIRES care

Jayen watched in dismay as Crows relentlessly attacked a juvenile bird in a tree on his Myocum property. When it finally came to the ground on New Year’s day the young bird was exhausted as Jayen gently scooped it up with a towel and called Wires. Thinking  it was a hawk because of its big …

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For this New Years resolution become a wildlife carer or rescuer.

For this New Years resolution become a wildlife carer or rescuer.Here are a few reasons why:• Over 100,000 calls for wildlife rescue advice and assistance are made annually to WIRES Rescue Office, resulting in hundreds of animals in daily need of rescue. Despite the amazing work current volunteers do, we never have enough volunteers to …

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Two Little Falcon chicks blown out of nest in a severe storm

Two Australian Hobby chicks were discovered by Tom at Cooorabell following a severe storm in the evening of 4th December. One chick had landed on a roof and the other on a concrete path.WIRES volunteer Andrew responded to the call and took the chicks to Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital where the chicks were examined. A …

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Coastal Carpet Python surprise

Pam called WIRES for advice when she found her resident Coastal Carpet Python snake lying half in and half out of the pool in the sun, it was looking unwell, it had not moved for over 24 hours and birds were hovering nearby.This python was well known to Pam as it had been around for …

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Do you know how to do a pouch check?

If you come across a deceased marsupial such as a kangaroo,  wallaby or koala, there may be a joey alive in the pouch. If it is a  possum, glider  or bandicoot, there may be more than one. Pouch young can survive for several days after mum has passed away, checking the pouch can save a …

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Sheltering from the rain this Juvenile Eastern long -eared microbat thought it had the perfect spot.

Sheltering from the rain this Juvenile Eastern long -eared microbat thought it had the perfect spot.  However as daylight dawned and the SPAR Supermarket at Suffolk Park was about to open it turned out not to be so perfect after all. Staff arriving to open the supermarket quickly put up a sign and called WIRES. …

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Tawny Frogmouth chicks in care

Tawny Frogmouth are well known for building flimsy nests and with this season of heavy rain and strong winds many of their chicks have ended up on the ground. It is normal for fledglings to be on the ground briefly or in strange position like verandas and poles. As long as they’re older and are …

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Wallaby joey chased by dogs on the beach

Last Sunday morning Jaz was walking her dog at Suffolk Park allocated dog beach when she noticed two dogs chasing a very small wallaby joey. The tiny joey was jumping in and out of the water, the dogs nipping at its heels. Jaz called out to the dog’s owner to stop them, he responded by calling …

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Australian Owlet-nightjars in care

Measuring just 23cm long, the Australian Owlet-nightjar is Australia’s smallest nocturnal bird. They are more often heard than seen as their mournful, repetitive cry can be heard at night in the bush, especially during nesting season.Recently WIRES volunteer Deb had two of these birds come into care within a week of each other.  The first …

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Baby Flying fox found in garbage bin

When a couple of workers from the Beach Hotel at Byron Bay went to the waste bins at the back of the hotel, from the bin they heard the cries of a creature.Amongst the garbage they found a dead Flying fox, clinging to her body was her pup.One of the workers, Emile, called WIRES for …

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