Thursday, May 14, 2009
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Angela Speed
Direct: (414) 431-6104
Wisconsin Humane Society Releases Songbirds Back into Wild
MILWAUKEE – After dangerously crashing into windows in Milwaukee, four picturesque songbirds were recently admitted to the Wisconsin Humane Society’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Suffering from shock, mild concussions and bruising, they received lifesaving care during their stay at the Center. Today, a Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Wood Thrush, Ovenbird and Swainson’s Thrush will all be released back into the wild.
What: Birds Released Back into Wild
Who: Scott Diehl, Wildlife Manager, Wisconsin Humane Society
When: 1:00 PM; Thursday, May 14, 2009
Where: Parking Lot at Doctor’s Park, 1870 East Fox Lane, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53217.
Look for the silver WHS Wildlife van.
An estimated 100 million to one billion birds collide with windows each year in North America. The Wisconsin Humane Society started the Wisconsin Night Guardians for Songbirds (WIngs) program in the spring of 2005 to make our cityscape safe for migrating birds. Other resources to help protect migrating songbirds are also available at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Visit www.wihumane.org/wildlife for more information.
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Interview/Photo Op: Scott Diehl will be available for interviews at Doctor’s Park. Please contact Angela Speed at 414.431.6104 with questions.