Tawny Frogmouth

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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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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Young Tawny frogmouth caught in netting

Late yesterday afternoon WIRES volunteer Martin responded to a call for a young Tawny frogmouth caught in netting at Booyong. Martin tells the story:On arrival it was heartbreaking to see the parents and a sibling on the ground trying to protect and console the young one wrapped up in the string netting. The little one was …

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Happy Fathers Day

WIRES would like to wish every father a very happy Father’s Day ❤ To celebrate, we want to talk about one of the great fathers of the animal kingdom… Tawny Frogmouth! Tawny Frogmouth dads share the responsibilities of parenting. Male and female share in the building of nest by collecting twigs and mouthfuls of leaves, …

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26 August 2021

Native Wildlife & Rodenticides: A Deadly Combination     WIRES was recently contacted by Kate, she had found this Barn owl dead on the ground, with no sign of injury, no sign of reason why it had died.Sadly it is most likely a case of second generation poisoning and this owl is just one of many native …

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5 June 2021

Join us for World Environment Day Saturday 5th June at Lismore Environment Centre, Pride Plaza, cnr Magellan and Molesworth Street, next to the transit centre in Lismore.  World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. The theme for World Environment Day 2021 is ‘Ecosystem Restoration’. …

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22 May 2021

Today is World Biodiversity Day! The term Biodiversity refers to the myriad of ways different species and communities of living creatures – plants, insects, humans – interact with each other and make our planet habitable.The United Nations first created the event in 1993, where their aim was to promote awareness about biodiversity, sustainability and climate …

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29 April 2021

The month of April has seen an unusual high number of Tawny Frogmouths come into care with WIRES Northern Rivers, so far we have rescued 35 and many of those have been hit by cars. The Tawny Frogmouth is nocturnal and from dusk they fly slowly and silently though the night in search of prey …

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26 April 2021

Thousands of animals are badly injured each year as a result of entanglement in or contact with barbed wire. We frequently attend rescues where native animals are caught and tangled in netting and fencing. Nocturnal animals such as bats, gliders and owls are particularly susceptible and are often entangled when flying towards flowering or fruiting …

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