Wildlife center nurses hundreds of birds

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GLEN ELLYN, Ill. (CBS) -- The Morning Insiders tagged on with volunteers connected their hunt for wounded birds a fewer weeks agone and watched arsenic they placed injured animals into insubstantial bags to support them calm earlier transport.

We wondered: what happens to the bagged birds?

CBS 2's Marie Saavedra shows america the rehab aft rescue.

"It's large to spot them hop close retired of the bag," said Dr. Sarah Reich, aft releasing a warbler successful her attraction backmost into the wild.

The veterinarian and her squad astatine the Willowbrook Wildlife Center successful Glen Ellyn caregiver each sorts of carnal patients backmost to health. Especially during migration seasons successful the Fall and Spring, the vertebrate nursery is busy.

"He tries to basal but helium uses his wings for balance," said Dr. Reich pointing to a soil piper with spinal trauma.

Separately during our sit-down interview, she talked mostly astir vertebrate intake close now.

"The bulk of them are going to beryllium model collisions oregon gathering collisions," she said.

Many successful her team's attraction successful DuPage County slammed into skyscrapers downtown.

Volunteers from the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors effort to springiness them a 2nd chance. A fewer weeks ago, CBS 2 followed their agleam shirts arsenic they searched for deceased samples that'll spell to research. Live ones caput to rehabilitation. Someone from the radical delivers an injured batch to the Wildlife Center each day.

"The fig of migratory birds we instrumentality from them [Chicago Bird Collision Monitors] is astatine slightest a mates 1000 [a year]," said Dr. Reich.

A small implicit 50% of birds brought successful by the downtown volunteers are capable to beryllium released aft treatment.

"They get a ample magnitude of ocular trauma, bleeding, corneal ulcers, things similar that. We bash spot a ample magnitude of fractures and wounds and things, truthful truly a ample assortment of problems but astir apt the astir is caput trauma," said Dr. Reich.

Graduating to a formation cage is the adjacent measurement aft medication. It could beryllium days, weeks oregon adjacent months connected the mend which keeps unit truthful engaged that responding to rescues isn't an option. That makes the concern with Chicago Bird Collision Monitors truthful valuable.

"They're redeeming thousands of lives fundamentally conscionable from being capable to bring those animals in," said Dr. Reich.

The occupation of birds hitting buildings is not going to spell distant but 1 happening that is changing for the better: Willowbrook Wildlife Center.

A caller installation successful Glen Ellyn is nether operation and acceptable to unfastened successful 2024.

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Veterinarians accidental the bigger abstraction volition let them to dainty injured birds with much elaborate attraction based connected their circumstantial species.

ext-classroom.png The veterinarian and her squad astatine the Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn caregiver each sorts of carnal patients backmost to health. Especially during migration seasons successful the Fall and Spring, the vertebrate nursery is busy. A caller installation successful Glen Ellyn is nether operation and acceptable to unfastened successful 2024. Wight & Company

Lauren Victory

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Lauren Victory is simply a Morning Insider newsman for CBS2 Chicago. Lauren joined the presumption successful May 2016 and is simply a postgraduate of the Medill School of Journalism astatine Northwestern University.

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