Articles From : SBWCN

  • Baby Crows: Do They Actually Need Your Help?

    Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network cares for hundreds of American crows every year, making them one of the most common avian patients that the Center receives.

  • Volunteers Needed at Wildlife Care Network

    Spring baby season is in full swing, and SBWCN is urgently looking for more volunteers during this busy time of year.

  • SB Wildlife Care Network's Patient of the Week: Townsend’s Big-eared Bat

    April 17 was International Bat Appreciation Day – the perfect day for Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network to highlight these important, and commonly misunderstood, animals. 

  • Spotted Sandpiper: SB Wildlife Care Network's Patient of the Week

    Patient #365 at the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network is a spotted sandpiper.

  • SB Wildlife Care Network's Patient of the Week: Allen’s Hummingbird

    The Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network received its first baby hummingbird of the season

  • SB Wildlife Care Network’s Patient of the Week: Virginia Opossum

    Virginia opossums were the most common patient at Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network in 2020 but this opossum’s story is very different from the rest.

  • Long-tailed Duck: SB Wildlife Care Network's Patient of the Week

    On January 23rd, this Long-tailed Duck was brought to SB Wildlife Care Network from the Santa Barbara Harbor with a keel injury.

  • Red-Tailed Hawk Release: SB Wildlife Care Network's Patient of the Week

    An injured red-tailed hawk was brought to Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network on New Years Day.

  • SB Wildlife Care Network’s Patient of the Week: Botta’s pocket gopher

    This local juvenile Botta’s pocket gopher was rescued after a very scary experience.

  • SB Wildlife Care Network's Patient of the Week: Herring Gull

    The Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network is caring for a Herring Gull that had a hook stuck in its feet and fishing line in its mouth.

  • SB Wildlife Care Network's Patient of the Week: American Kestrel

    An American Kestrel was brought to SBWCN on November 13th after being found on the ground in distress in Goleta. 

  • SB Wildlife Care Network's Patient of the Week: Red-Tailed Hawk with Broken Wings

    The Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network rescued a large female red-tailed hawk with two broken wings.

  • Raccoons Rescued as Babies Released Back to the Wild!

    The Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network release four raccoons back into the wild after they were rescued as babies.

  • Wildlife Care Network Needs Snails

    The Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network is asking the community for snail donations to enrich recovering animals.

  • Pigeon Guillemot: SB Wildlife Care Network's Patient of the Week

    Pigeon Guillemots are uncommon patients at the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network but one of these rescued seabirds was recently released back into the wild.

  • Western Grebes In Trouble

    Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network cares for around 1,000 seabirds every year. One of the most common patients are western grebes.

  • Fake Spiderwebs Can Entangle Wildlife

    As many residents begin their Halloween decorating, the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network implores citizens to refrain from using fake spiderwebs outdoors as Halloween decor. 

  • Great Horned Owl: SB Wildlife Care Network's Patient of the Week

    The Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network has released a Great Horned Owl into the wild after mending its wings.

  • Wildlife Rescue Reports Animals Are Being Shot by Pellet Guns

    The Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network has seen a disturbing trend of animals that have been shot by pellet guns throughout Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

  • Pied-Billed Grebe: SB Wildlife Care Network's Patient of the Week

    The Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network rescued an injured Pied-billed Grebe and released it back into the wild last week.

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