An Introduction to Aquatic Bird Rehabilitation

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An Introduction to Aquatic Bird Rehabilitation, a 150 page manual for wildlife rehabilitators, features a section on each aspect of caring for wild aquatic birds: Anatomy, Handling, Physical Examination, Captivity-related Problems, Feather function and structure, Waterproofing, Diet, Housing, and Release. With over 100 B&W and Color Photos, appendices covering common parasites, often used medications, and re-usable protective keel wraps, as well as a full glossary, this manual is a first of its kind. With examples intended for the novice or experienced rehabilitator, and with suggestions to meet any budget while still providing quality care.

Written by rehabilitators with extensive experience with all wildlife and who are specialists in aquatic bird care, An Introduction to Aquatic Bird Rehabilitation is meant for you, the wildlife care giver.

“Wow! Where was this book 20 years ago when I started working with seabirds?! But then again, many of the techniques described in this manual hadn’t been developed back then. An Introduction to Aquatic Bird Rehabilitation is what the title says–and so much more! This is a “must have” reference book for anyone working with aquatic birds…whether just beginning or a veteran to their care, the book contains a wealth of information on examining, evaluating, treating, housing, feeding, waterproofing, and releasing most aquatic birds. The generous use of photos and diagrams to illustrate procedures, clear section headings, and many handy reference tables make this a very user-friendly manual. The new appendix containing a glossary, drug dosages, and a parasitology section complete with life cycles is itself an invaluable resource. Congratulations to our colleagues at Bird Ally X for creating this book!” Erica Miller, DVM, Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research

An Introduction to Aquatic Bird Rehabilitation

copyright © 2012 by Bird Ally X

Published by Bird Ally X, a nonprofit organization dedicated to

Helping Wild Birds and the People who care for them.

PO Box 1020

Arcata CA 95518

Authors:

Bill, January O.

Corsiglia, Laura

Masvidal, Vann

Merrick, Monte

Riggs, Shannon M., DVM

Travers, Marie

info@birdallyx.net

ISBN 978-0-9851805-0-8

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If you’d rather not use PayPal, then send a check for $38 plus $3.99 shipping and handling to:

Bird Ally X

PO Box 1020

Arcata CA 95518

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