Nature Center Hosts Wild Songbird Rehabilitation Talk

A gentle hand nurtures a wild songbird. Courtesy Photo​

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Would you like to know how to help a bird in need? At 7 p.m. March 7, Sally Fitzgibbon, Carol Taschek, and Jo Ferdinand, who have more than 15 years of combined experience caring for birds, will share the art of rehabilitating songbirds in Los Alamos. This is a free talk at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
For years people have helped injured wildlife heal and return home. Fitzgibbon, Taschek and Ferdinand will cover how to know whether a bird needs help and how to care for songbirds that need a helping hand. As the weather warms, we are more likely to see wildlife, especially young birds. This presentation is perfect for anyone who wants to help wild songbirds in need.
Ferdinand has lived in Los Alamos since 1956. She and her husband Ed started rehabbing wild birds in 1991. Ed cared for the raptors and Jo rehabbed songbirds. She retired after 22 years of rehabbing more than 100 birds a year, from baby hummingbirds to adult ravens and everything in between.
Taschek is a Los Alamos native and has rehabbed birds for the past 16 years.  She specializes in ravens and crows and injured birds. Taschek and Ferdinand have both worked at the Española Wild Life Center as bird rehabbers.
Fitzgibbon has lived in Los Alamos for 38 years and has been rehabbing mostly orphaned baby birds for the past three years under the direction of Ferdinand and Taschek.
This talk will take place at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. It is free to attend, and no registration is required. For more information about this and other Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) programs, visit, email or call 505.662.0460.
PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies.

PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching.

PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise.Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more about PEEC, visit