Recently, Hubby and I visited the World Bird Sanctuary outside of St. Louis. We really have some fabulous attractions here in our area, I’m constantly amazed. While WBS is a great place to visit, their work is global.
- World Bird Sanctuary Hospital
One of the best things is that WBS has a hospital to help take care of sick and injured birds. They hope to get the birds back in shape to release back into the wild. When birds are not able to return to the wild they still have the care they need and a nice life at the sanctuary.
- Live Falcon Cam
View the Falcon Cam from anywhere and see the Peregrine Falcon family in this nest here in Missouri. As I am writing this I took a peek and the mommy bird was feeding the babies even!
- Free Birdhouse Build Plans
At WBS they actually have lots of these birdhouses already built that you can take for a donation. I think many of the local scouts make them. We got a Wren House and Hubby already hung it up in our yard and a family has moved in. You can download the instructions to make your own birdhouses from WBS. This is a great family project. They also have instructions to build a bat house.
It does cost money for the World Bird Sanctuary to run and one way you can help is to adopt a bird. They have a great adoption program set up where you can get a photo of your bird, subscription to their newsletter, a plush toy, and many other perks. Think about this for that person on your gift list who has everything – if they love birds (eagles, owls, falcons, parrots, and many more) this is a unique gift idea that really helps our world too.
- Local Events
If you happen to be in the St. Louis area you should check out the World Bird Sanctuary Events calendar to see what is happening and stop by.
For my homeschooling friends, please do check out the World Bird Sanctuary site for educational information. Make sure to like World Bird Sanctuary on Facebook too. Now here is a slideshow (shared via SkyDrive) of our visit to WBS.
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