December 2016 Newsletter
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Chintimini News and Happenings 
We'd like to take a moment during this busy holiday season to offer our sincere thanks to those of you who have made a contribution to Chintimini in 2016. Your generous gifts make it possible for us to provide medical care for Oregon’s injured and orphaned wildlife, and to foster a connection between people and wildlife through our environmental education programs. We couldn't do this work without you, and we very much appreciate your support.  THANK YOU!  
For those of you who have not yet had a chance to make a gift to Chintimini in 2016, there’s still time! Our Annual End-of-Year Giving Fund Drive is a critical source of funding for us and enables us to provide our services free-of-charge to our community. Please renew your commitment to the future of Chintimini by becoming or renewing as a member today! Together we can make our community a safer place for wildlife.
Please let us know you stand with us to make a difference for wildlife in 2017 and beyond by making your tax-deductible, year-end donation here today. 
A Tale of Two Mallard Ducks
In early November, we received calls about two injured mallards at a pond located in Albany. The ducks had been recreationally shot with blow darts and were sadly left to suffer. Archell Banta, one of our dedicated volunteers (and a fellow waterfowl lover), was able to capture both ducks and bring them to our clinic.To read about these mallards' harrowing journey, visit our blog

The Art of Waterproofing
Have you ever wondered how birds stay afloat? Chintimini Wildlife Center clinic volunteer Alyssa Tarbox explains the process of waterproofing in a post on our blog!


Female Northern Pygmy Owl - Admitted with head trauma after collision with a vehicle. Has been released.  

Male Northern Pygmy Owl - Admitted with head trauma and a wing injury after collision with a vehicle. Still in CWC's care.  

Female American Kestrel - Admitted with emaciation after an unknown trauma. Still in CWC's care.  

Female Common Loon - Admitted with emaciation after becoming "grounded." These birds cannot walk on land, so if they mistakenly land on dry land (thinking a wet road is a river, for example), they become stranded. These birds also need over 100 feet of water to take flight, so if they end up out of water their situation can become very dire. However, this loon has been released!

Red Phalarope Release
Here is a short video of 5 Red Phalarope patients being released back in Newport last week. These birds were admitted to CWC earlier this month after being found emaciated and washed up after coastal storms.
Thanks again for your continued interest in and support of Chintimini Wildlife Center!

Jeff Picton
Executive Director
Chintimini Wildlife Center

2016 Patients: 1,627

Total Patients: 23,184
November Intakes: 79
December Intakes: 28
We are now up to 1,627 patient admissions for 2016! This is 127 animals more than last year, and it is the 10th year in a row that we have set a new admission record!
Check out our Youth Education Programs here!
Learn more about our Raptor Education Program and ways to help and get involved!
Follow us on Instagram to get frequent updates about patients and CWC news!
Your support enables us to provide care for Oregon's injured and orphaned wildlife. 
A huge thank you to the Wildlife Charitable Support Trust for a very generous grant for our Wildlife Rehabilitation Program to help cover medical and food expenses for our patients in 2017. Learn more here
We are still accepting applications for a part time Development Director at Chintimini, but the deadline for applicants is January 31. See the job description and apply online.
From everyone here at the Chintimini Wildlife Center, we wish you and yours health, happiness and peace in 2017, and we hope the year brings you all the Wonders of Wildlife!
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311 NW Lewisburg Ave
Corvallis, OR 97330

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