Come on down to PRWC to visit some of our residents. We are open 365 days a year from 11:00 to 4:00 for visitors and from 8:00 to 5:00 for injured animal intake.

The eagle has landed

Thursday, 11 May 2017 by

Peace River Wildlife Center received a frantic call from a landscaper recently.  A baby eagle had walked into his open equipment trailer and was just hanging around.  He had tried to shoo it away, but it wouldn’t leave.  I asked him to take a picture with his cell phone and send it to me.  To

I am PRWC

Thursday, 04 May 2017 by

I am PRWC.  I started volunteering at Peace River Wildlife Center as a cage cleaner in 2004.  One day a week I would come in and scrub, scrape, and slosh for a couple hours; shooing vultures out of my way, chasing crows off my head, and keeping a leery eye on the eagles as I

Osprey (mis)adventures

Thursday, 20 April 2017 by

It is definitely spring.  Peace River Wildlife Center is being inundated by birds suffering from DBS.  In all honesty, they don’t actually suffer from it as much as we do.  DBS is Dumb Baby Syndrome.  It is the equivalent of adolescent children getting into trouble by making poor life choices. For instance, a girl-child might

Barred owl re-nest

Thursday, 13 April 2017 by

Peace River Wildlife Center admitted a branching barred owl this week.  The little guy had fallen out of his nest in a tree cavity at a local park.  Observers were watching the family and reported that there were two other babies still in the nest—a clutch size of two to three is normal for barred

Here come the babies

Saturday, 08 April 2017 by

It’s THAT time of year again.  The restaurants, roads, and beaches are bustling with spring break tourist traffic.  The seasonal residents are basking in the knowledge that their northern neighbors are still freezing their buns off.  The locals are reveling in one of the best economic times this area has seen in a while.  The

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