Tips for Co-Existing with Wildlife
Stephanie Ellis, Executive Director
Wild Care, Inc. 10 Smith Ln. Eastham, MA
Bay Area Bird-Related Supplies and Nest Boxes:
Los Gatos Birdwatcher (store), Los Gatos
Bird-related supplies, including bird food, feeders, nesting and roosting boxes
Wildlife Rehabilitation Near You!
Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley, San Jose: https://wcsv.org
Wildlife Care Center – Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA, Burlingame: https://phs-spca.org/wildlife/
Native Animal Rescue of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz: https://www.nativeanimalrescue.org
Planting a Native Wildlife Garden:
California Native Plant Society
Audubon Native Plants Database:
https://www.audubon.org/native-plants Find native plants for your location (type in your zip code) and which species of birds they may attract.
Reducing Avian Window Strikes:
American Bird Conservancy: “Stop Birds Hitting Windows” https://abcbirds.org/get-involved/bird-smart-glass/
American Bird Conservancy: “Better for cats, better for birds, better for people”
Catio World: “A Guide to Outdoor Cat Enclosures” https://bit.ly/2ZOyjyX
Cat Goods, Inc.: “The CatBib Stops Cats from Killing Birds: https://catgoods.com//
Just Say NO to Rodenticides:
Raptors are the Solution: https://www.raptorsarethesolution.org
Preferred Pest Control Products, by Raptors Are The Solution: https://www.raptorsarethesolution.org/preferred-pest-control-products/
Natural Rat Repellents, by HomeTipsWorld: https://www.tipsbulletin.com/natural-rat-repellent/
Cornell Lab of Ornithology – “Right Bird, Right House”
Select your region and habitat, to determine which types of birds you can attract, and which boxes you need.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology – “How to Make a Safe and Successful Home for our Feathered Friends” (All about nest boxes and nest structure.)
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