A male regent bowerbird was rescued from the mouth of a cat and released after its recovery in WIRES care.
A male regent bowerbird was rescued from the mouth of a cat and released after its recovery in WIRES care. Supplied

Join WIRES to help wildlife

YOU can help rescue, rehabilitate and release all manner of wild creatures once you have the WIRES care course under your belt.

Our local fauna are regularly afflicted by domestic pets. This regent bowerbird is missing its tail feathers after a cat encounter.

These well-known birds are a common occurrence in the back yards of Coffs Coast homes and because they spend a fair amount of time on the ground, tending their bowers, they often fall victim to cats.

Luckily for this male bowerbird the cat’s owner quickly responded to the backyard commotion and contacted WIRES.

WIRES was able to rescue the bird quickly, take it to the vet for antibiotics and release it back into its territory as soon as it was flying again.

If you would like to be involved with WIRES, please ring the hotline on 6652 7119 or 6564 8661 to enrol for the next rescue and immediate care course which will be held on March 26 and 27.

To attend you must register by March 14.



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