A pair of Great Horned Owls have occupied an Osprey nest at Florida Keys Electric Cooperative’s Islamorada Substation behind the Green Turtle. Three baby Owls (Owlets) hatched earlier this week. Here are some very cute photos of them.
Here are some photos of the Great Horned Owl babies being rescued.
Here are photos of the mother and babies being released.
Some of the birds we have released
Broad-winged Hawk ( Top Left )
Osprey ( Top Right )
Pelican ( Bottom Left )
Pied-Billed Grebe ( Bottom Right )
Some videos of the Bird Center & Events!
Curiosity Quest visits the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnfCYfUym9Y
May 18 Key Largo Fun Run – SeeMyBeach - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFx2sPhrmso
June 8 Dedication Ceremony – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcNlii4VNRM
Florida Keys Wild Bird Center: Rescuing injured pelican http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idcz8MhLx0E
FKWBC Impact from Hurricane Sandy, Superstorm, October 31, 2012
Hurricane Sandy caused over $50k dollars in damage at the FKWBC Laura Quinn Sanctuary and Visitor Center. Flooding throughout the Sanctuary continued for over 10 days due to the full moon and excessivlely high tides.
FKWBC Tropical Storm Debby Impact at the Sanctuary
These pictures were taken on Tuesday, June 26, 2012; not even at the peak of high tide.The Sanctuary began to see the effects of Tropical Storm Debby on Monday, June 25, and the flooding finally started to recess late Thursday, June 28. A number of birds were relocated to different enclosures due to the flooding. The FKWBC staff kept a close eye on the flooding conditions to ensure the safety of the rehabilitated resident wild birds.