Sunday, January 2, 2011

REGI needs your help

Fish are a favorite food among bald eagles; unfortunately, with the large number of bald eagle patients we have, fish have become a rare commodity around REGI.Photo above: A bald eagle patient from this past summer on the day it was released.

Besides the eagles, we also have a resident American White Pelican that loves tasty fish.
Photo above: REGI's resident pelican. This photo was taken during a much warmer time :)

We are asking ice-fishers to bring us their extra catches or to clean last year's catches out of the freezer to make room for the new! This is a great way to help some wild patients and also have a little fun fishing!Photo above: Tess, REGI's educational Bald Eagle, is asking you to bring her a fish!

The birds are a little picky and they won't eat carp, but they love any other type of fish.

We also need food for other raptors such as venison, rabbits, chipmunks, gophers, muskrats, squirrels, etc. If they have been collected legally, without poison, and don't contain lead, they make excellent raptor food and we can take them off of your hands!

If you have any fish or other things you would like to donate, please give us a call. We (& the birds) greatly appreciate your help!
Rehabilitation clinic (715) 623-4015
Education office (715) 623-2563

Thank you for your help and happy fishing!

Karissa Mohr
REGI Wildlife Educator

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