Supporting CT’s Migratory Songbirds through Rehabilitation, Reducing Negative Impacts, and Bird Scaping.
This power point presentation is chock full of information, photos and even video of birds in care and around the sanctuary gardens. Discussion will include what types of birds we handle, why the birds required rehabilitation, and what types of injuries/conditions occur. It will also explain the process of rehabilitation right up to release. Also discussed will be reducing negative impacts around your home and town such as keeping cats indoors, how to prevent window strikes and car hits, being responsible with refuse and more. The presentation winds up with how to attract birds with specific trees, shrubs and flowers. It also includes bird feeding tips and how to attract favorite species of birds such as Eastern Bluebirds, Baltimore Orioles and hummingbirds.
Biography – Jayne Neville (formerly Amico)
Jayne Neville is state and federally permitted and is the President and founder of Mount Vernon Songbird Sanctuary, Inc. (formerly The Recovery Wing, Inc.,) in Southington, CT, a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of migratory songbirds through education, rehabilitation and preservation of their habitat. Jayne has cared for over two thousand birds in the last 21 years with her expertise focusing on warblers, flycatchers, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, chimney swifts and swallows, and killdeer. Jayne taught The Basics of Songbird Rehabilitation for many years at the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection exam and all day training seminar for new rehabilitators. Jayne also teaches wildlife rehabilitators in and out of the country songbird rehabilitation at wildlife rehabilitator conference’s. She is past vice president and President of Connecticut Wildlife Rehabilitators Association. She was sub-permitted to band and was involved with the banding and study of vagrant hummingbirds in the Northeast. She has been rehabilitating songbirds since 1997.
Cheshire garden club October 2013
Educational Programs Offered Only To Wildlife Rehabilitation Organizations
Chimney Swift Rehabilitation; The Challenges and theRewards
This presentation will cover Chimney swift rehabilitation from intake to release, with attention to the challenges and problems commonly associated with them. Chimney swifts can be a challenge to rehabilitate due to their specialized method of feeding and their need to cling to vertical surfaces. Knowledge of their natural history and normal behaviors will aid the rehabilitator in meeting the basic requirements of these fascinating birds, whose numbers are in alarming decline.
Raising Orphaned Killdeer
Killdeer are most commonly admitted as weak, cold and lethargic hatchlings unable to feed themselves. This presentation will include natural history and normal behaviors that will aid the rehabilitator in meeting their basic requirements. Discussion will also include immediate treatment, diet, housing, techniques to encourage self – feeding, common problems, and release criteria.
The Basics of Songbird Rehabilitation
This presentation will cover the basics beginning with intake all the way through release, covering collecting background information, immediate treatment and examination. Further discussion will include the importance of natural history, natural diet, and creating natural habitats. Endoparasites, injuries and illnesses/conditions that are commonly presented will also be discussed.
Rehabilitating Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds
This presentation will discuss how to care for immature and adult ruby-throated hummingbirds. Topics included are natural history, diet, housing, common injuries and conditions; how to recognize and treat them, migration issues, and release criteria.
Rehabilitating Woodpeckers; A Natural Approach
This presentation will cover woodpecker rehabilitation from intake to release, focusing on the challenges and problems commonly associated with them. Knowledge of their natural history and normal behaviors will aid the rehabilitator in meeting the basic requirements of these wonderful birds. Diet, common injuries and conditions, indoor and outdoor housing, and release criteria will be discussed
Successful Songbird Rehabilitation;Survival After Release
This presentation is going to focus on properly preparing captive songbirds for survival in the wild. Discussion will include raising orphans and the appropriate diets, introduction and presentation of natural foods and creating natural environments in indoor and outdoor caging.
To schedule a presentation for your local club, group or organization please contact Jayne at 860-681-1190 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org