Cavity nesters are defined as birds that build nests, lay eggs and raise young within a sheltered chamber. Sometimes this is a dead tree, rafters in the barn or even cliffs. This is the type of bird that inhabits your bird house. Common cavity nesters in Colorado are woodpeckers, chickadees, nuthatches, swallows, wrens, and bluebirds.  If you find a damaged or fallen nests of these species, please follow the steps below to safely reunite them with their feathered families in a new nest: Obtain a large plastic jug…

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Fireworks are used to celebrate America’s independence and nationhood on the Fourth of July. These celebrations range from festivals to parades to ceremonies. Below are some facts on impacts of fireworks and tips on how to protect wildlife during your celebrations: Limit air pollution to reduce adverse health effects Fireworks and firecrackers release poisonous smoke that can contain toxic gases, such as ozone and carbon dioxide, traces of heavy metals and other harmful chemicals. This fume of fine particles not only impacts the wildlife in close proximity to…

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The summer solstice, on June 21st, 2022, kicked off the official first day of summer with Earth’s longest day of sunshine in the Northern Hemisphere. There are a variety of traditions across the world that celebrate the midnight sun; however, most use this celestial event to give thanks to nature and its gifts. With each shift in season, the type and number of wild patients follow suit based on their natural cycles. Over the course of the year, the number of onsite animals at a specific time depends…

An imitated sparrow call by a Northern Mockingbird. The drum of a Red-bellied Woodpecker on a pine. A squeak of an Anna’s Hummingbird in courtship. The whispering song of a Steller’s Blue Jay. The list of bird sounds in Colorado could go on and on. The Difference Between Songs, Calls and Other Bird Sounds Bird vocalizations come in all tones, patterns and decibel levels. However, they all have one thing in common – these sounds are critical for their communication in the wild from warnings to courtships. Humans…

WILD NIGHT FOR WILDLIFE 2022 Admission: $60 Friday, September 16 Happy Hour 5:00 – 6:15 pm; Event Program 6:15 – 7:15 pmBoulder Jewish Community Center (JCC) – 6007 Oreg Ave., Boulder Registration closes 9/15 at 5pm Please join us in celebrating our 40th year of helping Colorado’s wildlife. An admission package for eight people can be purchased in advance for $450. Event Details: Online auction with something for everyone Wine, beer, and hearty hors d’oeuvres Exhilarating live auction and heartwarming special appeal led by Don Martin, giving you…

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In 2021, more than 4,000 animals were treated by Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. This is the highest number treated in recent history. Take a look at a few photos of some of our interesting wild patients throughout the year, captured by volunteer photographer Ken Forman. If you find orphaned, injured, or sick wildlife, please call Greenwood at 303-823-8455 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily.

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Donate and benefit from tax write-offs in 2021! Below are a few deductions you can take advantage of when you give. Donate and benefit from tax write-offs in 2021! Below are a few deductions you can take advantage of when you give. Contributions benefit the thousands of wild patients we care for each year at Greenwood. This year, that was nearly 4,000 animals! Make a monetary donation If you donate via our website, a receipt will be emailed to you. If you make a cash donation at the…

Many animals that come to Greenwood are injured as a result of some form of human impact. A large number of the birds we see were injured by striking windows. In a new initiative to improve bird conservation, Denver has become one of the 30 Urban Bird Treaty Cities in the United States. A major goal of the program is to reduce the number of bird collisions with city buildings. In conjunction with the treaty, a program called Lights Out Denver will work to collect data on the…

We are incredibly grateful to have had your support this year at our tenth annual Wild Night for Wildlife. This event marked a beautiful celebration of our communities dedication to Colorado wildlife. Thank you for showing your commitment to helping the wild mammals and birds we care for at Greenwood, none of our work could be done without you! Wild Night 2018 grossed nearly $160,000, helping to rehabilitate the injured, sick, and orphaned wildlife of Colorado’s Front Range. With your contribution, we are able to take care these…

We have some exciting fundraisers to look forward to this fall! The wildlife in our care need plenty of food, medicine, and supplies in order to have the opportunity to recover and and be released back into the wild. With your support, we are able to give them that opportunity. Our next Dine Out for Wildlife fundraiser is in Arvada at Jack’s Bar and Grill. We’ll be there all day on Thursday, October 11th. Come chow down on some burgers and fries while helping support our patients at Greenwood….