The WRCNC is the only licensed organization in the county permitted to rehabilitate and release healthy wild animals back into their native habitat, thus providing a unique and valuable service to the Napa community.
The presence of healthy wildlife is a barometer of healthy ecosystems and habitats. Birds of prey such as hawk, falcons, eagles and owls are a key factor to the continued health of the viticulture activities of our county. Raptors are a natural deterrent to the over-population of rodents that can cause untold damage to crops/root stock/vines.
Napa County is the only North Bay county that does not have a physical wildlife rescue facility. Throughout the year, hundreds of bird and mammal species are returned to the wild following the specialized care of WRCNC volunteers. However, WRCNC has been forced to transport increasing numbers of mammals and birds (including raptors, songbirds, mammals and waterfowl) to other rehabilitation centers outside our county. It is unfortunate that we cannot rehabilitate these animals and release them back into their native environment due to the fact that we do not have a permanent facility.
WRCNC is seeking land for a permanent center; a lease, purchase, or gift of property that has moderate acreage, public access, utilities, and parking. Ideally, the property would also include usable building(s).
The establishment of a wildlife rescue center in Napa County will address the rehabilitative needs of a variety of wild birds and mammals, provide for the continued ecological health of our community, as well as educational opportunities for Napa residents and visitors and office/meeting space to operate. WRCNC is working with the City of American Canyon to locate property appropriate for a permanent facility for the center.
The Songbird Clinic has been the only WRCNC program with a site for the rehabilitation of nestling, fledgling, and juvenile songbirds during the spring and summer months. The Songbird Clinic was shut down for a short period, but a new site has been established and relocated off of the Silverado Trail.
Thanks to the Heroic efforts by Jan Gates, and the collective skills and genius from Tom Goodman, County Road Department Supervisor, Jim Anderson (Anderson Construction-Design and
Build), Paul Kern (Thern Electric and Solar ), and Darius Heskett, Wildlife Rescue of Napa County’s new Songbird Clinic is up and running!!!! There are many others who have helped in getting everything ready and running properly. We will thank those as well shortly.
Updates will be posted on the News & Events page.
We are always looking for volunteers to help with the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of our patients. Training will be provided.
We invite you to join us in helping make the center a reality.
For more information on becoming a volunteer, please call
(707) 685-5411 or email Corinne at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Michelle at email@example.com