Human-made hazards abound

It’s difficult being a wild creature in the human landscape. Dangers lurk around every corner and navigating them is a challenge. Look out your window and you’re likely to see at least a couple hazards for our furred and feathered friends, in fact your window could be a hazard.

SOAR admits most patients because of human-bird interaction that has gone wrong — shotgun pellets in the bird, bird being hit by a vehicle, bird’s nest tree cut down, birds colliding with large windows or high-tension wires, birds swallowing lead tackle or fishing hooks, birds being electrocuted, and birds eating spent lead hunting ammunition just to name a few.

Many human-wildlife interactions can have a better outcome with a bit of intervention.