Federal (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit #: MB53007A
State (Department of Land and Natural Resources) Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit #: WR23-06
In addition to providing medical treatment for native bird and bat patients, the Hawai‘i Wildlife Center also provides quality rehabilitative care. Each patient’s rehabilitation plan is rooted in the natural history of the species and release criteria is based on what abilities the animal will need to survive in the wild.
Rehabilitation Services Provided
- Condition assessment
Rehabilitation and Release
- Pre-release conditioning
- Physical therapy
- Behavior monitoring
- Behavior enhancement
- Release protocol
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Facilities Spotlight: The Recovery Yard
Spending time in the recovery yard is one of the last steps before an animal is released back into the wild. Our half-acre recovery yard features:
The outdoor aviaries in the HWC recovery yard have been custom-built for the five different types of native birds: seabirds, shorebirds, waterbirds, birds of prey and forest birds. These aviaries allow recovering birds to exercise and build muscle capacity before they are released.
Conditioning pools are especially important to recovering seabirds. The conditioning pools allow HWC staff to check a bird’s waterproofing and ease on the water. The pools also allow recovering seabirds to bathe and regain their waterproofing on their own.
The entire yard is protected by a fence that keeps out dogs, cats, pigs and mongoose. Although the aviaries in the yard are secure, the fence serves as an added measure of protection for our recovering birds.