Meetings are held at 19:30h at: Knox Crescent Kensington and First Presbyterian Church 6255 Godfrey Avenue NDG
Monday, March 4
A Human Venture to Give Birds of Prey a Second Chance
The Union québécoise de réhabilitation des oiseaux de proie (www.UQROP.qc.ca), in collaboration with the Clinique des oiseaux de proie of the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire of the Université de Montréal, treats about 350 birds of prey annually. Over the years, we observed a decrease in the admitted birds wounded by gunshots, and more than 2,200 raptors were released back into their habitat. The work was cited in scientific papers and we are still learning about those magnificent birds. There is no doubt environmental education, associated with wildlife rehabilitation, has become a conservation tool. Some success stories will be described, but you must come and meet the ambassadors. Two live birds of prey are looking forward to seeing you.
Dr. Guy Fitzgerald has been a veterinarian since 1987. He has a Master's degree in avian anesthesiology. He started the Raptor Clinic in 1986 at the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire of the Universite de Montreal while he was working for the summer with David M. Bird at the Macdonald Raptor Research Centre. Dr Fitzgerald has been the promoter and president of the Union québécoise de réhabilitation des oiseaux de proie (UQROP) since 1987.