WBF is one of New York City's very few wildlife rehabilitation organizations, a not-for-profit entity staffed largely by volunteers - who (excluding myself) seem universally kind, good humored and gracious. The WBF has a street-front center at 565 Columbus Avenue (at 87th Street) on the upper west side of New York City. Their charges are mostly but not exclusively birds. You can follow the work of WBF or learn how to support them at wildbirdfund.com or on their facebook page - where you will also see more of my work. (Click a thumbnail image once to enlarge; click within the right or left side of the image to advance or go back - or use your right and left arrows.) You can follow my work for the WBF through their newsletter. Click here to go to page 2 of WBF images. (Scroll down to see page 1.)
Photographic notes: The birds treated by the WBF are wild animals intended for release back into the wild. They are not encouraged to bond with care-givers. They are not trained or readily controlled. Every effort is made not to stress them while shooting pictures so no special lights or studio props are used except, conditions permitting, a fabric backdrop or ad hoc perch. A few images below were taken at (i) a WBF founder's home, (ii) The Center for Avian & Exotic Medicine and at (iii) Animal General each of which, prior to completion of the WBF's new center at 565 Columbus Avenue, NYC, housed some of the WBF's more challenging charges.
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