Friends of the Parks recently honored the individuals and organizations that most significantly contributed to the improvement of Chicago’s parks and forest preserves in 2006. Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation was honored to receive Friends of the Parks’ Advocacy Award for our work treating and subsequently releasing birds injured in building collisions during migration. “It is a great honor to be recognized for our work” said Dawn Keller, Founder and Executive Director of Flint Creek Wildlife, “and thanks to our partnership with the Chicago Park District we are able to provide this care right in downtown Chicago at Flint Creek Wildlife’s Northerly Island satellite location.”
Congratulations to our friends at Chicago Bird Collision Monitors who also received an Advocacy Award for their efforts to rescue birds that collide with buildings in the Loop. By patrolling the sidewalks during the early morning hours of spring and fall migrations, CBCM’s dedicated volunteers are able to pick up stunned birds before they are trampled by pedestrians or killed by larger birds. CBCM brings hundreds of birds to Flint Creek Wildlife for treatment during each spring and fall migration.
We will post photographs of this event in the near future.