April 19th Meeting with Veronica Bowers

Saving Songbirds One Bird at a Time

Come and learn about Wildlife Rehabilitation!

White breasted nuthatch by Brad Barnwell

The Redbud Audubon Society is pleased to present an inspiring and interesting program at its upcoming meeting on Thursday, April 19 at the Lower Lake Methodist Church Social Hall in Lower Lake, starting with refreshments at 7 p.m. followed by the program at 7:15.

Western Bluebird by Brad Barnwell

Western Bluebird by Brad Barnwell

Have you ever wondered what a wildlife rehabilitator does?  Does wildlife rehabilitation really make a difference for wildlife?  If you find an injured or ill bird, shouldn’t you just “let nature take its course”?  Veronica Bowers of Native Songbird Care & Conservation in Sebastopol will answer these questions and more as she discusses her work saving native passerines (perching songbirds that live on land) through rehabilitation, release back to the wild, and community outreach and education efforts.

Veronica will also share some helpful tips that we can all use to support songbirds by reducing negative impacts and providing habitat in our own backyards and beyond.

Veronica Bowers has been a wildlife rehabilitator for 20 years and works exclusively with passerines.  She is the founder and director of Native Songbird Care & Conservation, (NSCC) an all-volunteer non-profit wildlife rehabilitation organization. She is passionate about passerines and is an avid birder. When she’s not working hands-on with songbirds, she’s out in the field learning as much as she can about these amazing and beautiful birds.  NSCC, a state and federally licensed wildlife hospital, cares for approximately 1,000 songbirds annually.