Wild New York 2018 Calendar
What do eagles and owls, warblers, herons and woodcocks all have in common?
Like us, each has found its way to New York City.
Some are visitors, like the tiny jewel-colored warblers who rest here during their up to 7,000-mile yearly migration. Others,
such as Bald eagles and red-tailed hawks, have taken up residency. Like us, tying their fortunes to this urban life.
But what happens if one of these amazing feathered beings, tourist or resident, gets hurt?
From disastrous airport encounters to glass tower collisions, playful pooches, and poisoned rodents,
urban life can exact a lethal toll on feathered wildlife. And sometimes, there is human abuse as well.
In 2016 alone, the Wild Bird Fund treated 4,500 birds from their small storefront on the Upper West Side.
As New York City’s sole refuge for hurt or sick wild birds, The Wild Bird Fund cares for, protects,
and when possible releases them back into the wild to fly free again.
Saving wild birds is expensive: about $1,800 per day for food, medicine, lab tests, veterinary care – and of course, rent.
As the owner of Tourist: Pics, I am privileged to capture the enchanted moment as my visitor clients from every corner
of the globe discover New York City’s unexpected, wild world inside of our bustling city. This holiday season, I, and
my friends at Destination: Wildlife, would like to help The Wild Bird Fund continue to care for wild birds.
A portion of each calendar sale goes to The Wild Bird Fund.
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Take a moment to enjoy Wild New York. Your purchase is at work all year to keep these amazing creatures safe.