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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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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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Eastern long-neck turtle hit by car

“MacGyver” is an Eastern long-neck turtle and was brought into Byron Bay Wildlife hospital after being run over by a car on 27th September where he had suffered fractures to his carapace and plastron.These injuries are serious as the carapace is the back convex part of the shell structure of a turtle, consisting primarily of …

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Pheasant Coucal in care

“Rufus” is a young Pheasant Coucal and he came into WIRES care 5 days ago after a caring member of the public, driving along Broken Head Road, noticed the bird sitting by the side of the road. Even though she was running late for work, she turned the car around and went back to have …

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4 August 2021

Harry the kookaburra was rescued after being found near the road by a caring member of the public, Mitch. Harry had suffered a fractured wing, he was also concussed and in shock.     Harry’s fracture was complicated and once stabilised in WIRES care he was taken to Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital where skilled veterinarian Dr Bree conducted …

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July 29 2021

This year from February through to July WIRES Northern Rivers have rescued ten Topknot pigeons, this is an increase than in previous years. They have ranged in age from chicks to adult birds. Two of the ten Topknot pigeons needed to be euthanised, one due to severe injuries from being hit by a car, the …

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7 July 2021

At the end of March, WIRES Northern Rivers was called to rescue a flying-fox entangled on barbed wire in Numulgi. She was taken to Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital as her injuries were so serious we didn’t know if she could be saved. The x-ray to check for bone injuries revealed that “Numulgi” was pregnant. Flying-foxes …

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31 May 2021

A tiny juvenile Eastern Water Dragon had a very lucky escape from certain death when it came across a cat run. Being wildlife conscious the run has been created by a responsible pet owner for her kitties, allowing them to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air without endangering the local wildlife. The bottom metre of …

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24 April 2021

Today is World Veterinary Day and we want to show our appreciation for all the veterinary practices who work with us for the wellbeing of our native wildlife. We could not do what we do without the help of vets all around Australia, who use their time and knowledge to provide medical assistance to our …

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