Cost: Member $35 / $40 Non-member
Meet at LLCS for 9:00 am Bus Departure – Wear good walking shoes, bring a camera and dress for the weather.
Pre-register early for all bus tours
The Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society is a non-profit organization whose volunteers are dedicated to public education and the rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned birds. OWL became a Society in January 1985. (Registration No. S-19879.) OWL is licensed through Fish and Wildlife.
The Facility specializes in raptors. Birds of prey patients at O.W.L. number over four hundred each year and as O.W.L.’s facilities have expanded, so has the intake. Primary care for injured birds, ie. injections, tube feeding, and initial treatment of broken bones to stabilize, is administered by Staff and volunteers trained through seminars given by veterinarians from the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council. Veterinary care, ie. surgery involving the pinning of fractures, removal of bullets, etc. is thankfully donated by Huff Animal Hospital, Richmond Animal Hospital, and Tsawwassen Animal Hospital. OWL pays only for medications. OWL attempts to find breeding programs for the non-releasable birds of prey so their young can be released to the wild.
Birds of prey are sent to OWL from all over British Columbia, other provinces and the U.S.A. The majority of birds arrive from the Lower Mainland. Although we encourage the public to transport injured or orphaned birds to the facility, OWL has a network of volunteers when pick-up is necessary.
Forty birds of prey are permanent residents and some assist with our educational programs. With respect to these programs, currently the Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, Delta, Langley, Surrey and surrounding school districts routinely visit the facility for field trips each week. 300-500 elementary school children visit monthly to have a close-up view of our permanent birds including owls, hawks and eagles. A twenty minute video and/or visual aids are part of the one hour tour. Also visiting regularly are Cubs, Scouts, Brownies and Guides. O.W.L offers the many community and educational programs by donation or honorarium. Elementary field trips are by donation or honorarium and we now offer an offsite education program called “Owls in the Classroom.” Where O.W.L is out in the schools five days a week, educating the children about the importance of our birds in our environment, and what we can do to help these very important birds in the future.
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Named for Thomas and William Ladner, who came to the area in 1868 and began large farming and fishing operations, it developed as a centre for these operations. The ferry at Captain’s Cove allowed for access across the river to Richmond, British Columbia.
Other Bus Tours
|Friday September 27th – White Rock Museum and Beach. Cost: $35 Member/ $40 Non-memberFriday November 15th – Salmon Spawning & Lunch at Rowendas. Cost: Member$35 / $40 Non-memberFriday December 6th – Vancouver Planetarium. Cost: $40 member / $45 non-member|
|Pre-register early for all bus tours teet at LLCS for bus departures. Wear good walking shoes, bring a camera and dress for the weather.|