Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Day 2: AWC at the Theodore, AL Oiled Avian Treatment Center

AWC's Oiled Wildlife Paraprofessionals team member Lynn Brown reports on Day 2 of our ongoing rotation at the oiled avian treatment center in Theodore, AL.

Lynn spent Monday tubing birds, conducting exams and running bloodwork. She also began to learn the facility's intake and evaluation process. Several Gulls and Forster's Terns arrived today. There are about 10 rehabbers on site and a small construction crew that does nothing but build or reconfigure holding pens, pools, etc. to suit whatever the specific needs are for the species currently in-house for treatment.

Another long, hard 12-hour day, but Lynn is learning much and enjoying being hands on with the response effort. She said she is taking lots of notes on ideas to bring back home to the rehab clinic at AWC. Thanks for your efforts and for being there to represent AWC, Lynn!

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