140 birds of prey helped

The South Okanagan Rehabilitation for Owls has helped rehabilitate a record number of birds in 2018.

To date this year, 140 birds of prey have come through their doors, and there are still two weeks to go until 2019 arrives. Ten birds are currently at the Oliver facility.

Manager Dale Belvedere wrote in a Facebook post on the society's page that they have seen numerous rare birds this year, including a peregrine falcon, a prairie falcon nicknamed Leanne who is one of those still in care, and an adorably teeny flammulated owl. 

"The injuries have varied from chicks falling from their nest, electrocution, hitting windows/cars, [getting] stuck in netting and poison," Belvedere wrote. 

She has been outspoken in the past regarding the use of rat poison, because it travels up the food chain to the raptors SORCO treats. 

The society relies on donations from the public to keep doing their work. For more information on how to contribute or volunteer, click here

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