A Canada Goose is cared for at the Peninsula Humane Society. (Courtesy Peninsula Humane Society)

Away from North Bay fires, wild birds relocate south for care

Some rescued birds in the North Bay have gone south ahead of winter this year.

Following the outbreak of multiple wildfires in the North Bay this week that have claimed dozens of lives, destroyed thousands of structures and charred tens of thousands of acres, the Peninsula Humane Society opened its doors to a dozen wild birds that were relocated from a rescue facility close to the flames.

Seven Canada Geese, two Mallards, one Green Heron, one Black Crowned Night Heron and one Snowy Egret were among the birds transferred from the International Bird Rescue facility in Fairfield as the wildfires spread in Sonoma, Napa and Solano counties.

The birds were taken to the Peninsula Humane Society’s Wildlife Center, which rehabilitates 1,200 to 1,400 animals each year, according to the center.

“The wildfires throughout Northern California have had a devastating impact on wildlife,” Peninsula Humane Society spokesperson Buffy Martin Tarbox said in a statement. “We are doing what we can to help mitigate the impacts, including providing shelter and care for these injured wild birds.”

At the center, the birds will continue to receive treatment from the staff and volunteers until they can be rehabilitated and returned to the wild.

The humane society has also organized a pet supply drive and planned to deliver donated supplies to shelters in the North Bay over the weekend. — Staff report

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