Wings for Wildlife Team
Volunteer pilots provide air transport for wildlife patients
Many patients that we receive are from neighbor islands, which means that they need to be flown to our facility once they are stable and able to travel. Though we are able to use commercial airlines for transport, we will also put out the call to our Wings for Wildlife team to see if any volunteer pilots would be willing to fly the patient.
Funding that we save by not having to pay for a commercial flight can then be put towards the care of that patient!
When we receive a call about a sick or injured animal from a neighbor island, we put the call out to our rescue team to see who is available and able fly the animal to Upolu Airport just minutes from our facility. If a rehabilitated bird needs to return to its island of origin for release, we also put the call out to our rescue team to fly the bird home.
Whether you accept the mission is completely dependent on your availability. The bird will already be prepped for transport upon pickup and we take care of all the State and Federal paperwork.
For more information or to join the Wings for Wildlife team, please contact us!
(808) 884-5000 | [email protected]