Winging It In Tulsa

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I had been friends with rehabbers in Tulsa for years, although I’d never met any of them face-to-face. Tulsa area wildlife rehabilitators are awesome. The group is called WING-IT (Wildlife In Need Group In Tulsa) and is now part of Tulsa Audubon , a mutually beneficial partnership which furthers the goals of both. Before I could wonder if my ride would show up and what he and I might have in common, she told me it was John Kennington , President of Tulsa Audubon.

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Wildlife Rehabilitation in Tulsa

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Just returned from an amazing tour of Tulsa … wildlife rehabilitators, fabulous artists, even an NPR interview with Rich Fisher – all to benefit WING-IT , Tulsa’s dedicated group of rehabbers.

Happy Fourth – Support Your Local Rehabber!

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They’re just really cute orphaned Blue Jays who were raised and eventually released by Kim Doner of WING-IT in Tulsa. No, these are not highly-trained nestling Blue Jays posing artfully on an American flag. And Kim – besides being a great rehabber – knows how to Photoshop. It’s summer, so rehabbers all over the country are being deluged with babies as well as the usual injured adults.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Sherrill Durbin Tulsa, Okla., To the Editor: “ My Dog Days ,” by Arthur Phillips (Op-Ed, June 10), gave me those warm, fuzzy feelings and made my eyes tear. People who adopt from animal shelters will tell you that it’s not only a rewarding experience, but also that shelters are filled with a smorgasbord of the most amazing, delightful, intelligent dogs you’ll ever find on the planet.

My Favorite Release

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A Scissor-tailed Flycatcher hatchling that I got in two years ago,” wrote Leslie Jackson, a rehabber in Tulsa, OK, and sent the ‘before’ photo above and the ‘after’ photo, six weeks later, below. So I asked seven wildlife rehabilitators, “Tell me your favorite (or one of your favorites) release story – the kind that makes you keep going, in spite of everything.”. “A

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