Weʼre raising £5,000 to Release Wild Birds of Prey back to the wild by providing a purpose made Hospital for sick and injured Birds who would perish without help...
- Hampshire UK
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In just the past few months 2 dozen birds were reported to BOPH. Sick, injured or orphaned, these are not just any birds, they are all Birds of Prey. Raptors are species of the UK often only glimpsed. Hawks, falcons and Owls, 20 different species live alongside us.
Responding to call outs from Public, Vets or the RSPCA, we support, advise, collect and administer care voluntarily. Personal time given in the commitment to prevent suffering and ensure return to the wild where possible.
And... of those 2 dozen most recent birds, Kestrel, Buzzard, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Red Kite - 8 were too hurt or sick to heal, they received prompt care and pain free attention. However 16 of these birds were supported by BOPH with safety, protection and Veterinary care and plenty of good food,
ALL were released back to the wild.
Why?... Because human needs and our development of open space effects biodiversity. Also farming is efficient and agricultural growth intense. The wild luxury of habitat for insects, mammals and birds is no longer so easy to find and will need serious consideration in the future. As David Attenborough announced 4 years ago in the State of Nature Report, anticipated species loss is something only WE can help avoid.
This appeal is to help the volunteers of BOPH to do their job even better, providing a hospital environment, replacing boxes and crates with purpose made aviaries and release pens. Giving wild injured Raptors the quiet and equipped surroundings, supported by the best veterinary care available.
BOPH is a tiny voluntary non-profit project in an ocean of Charity that now forms our daily life. Part of the project is to provide nest boxes for Barn Owl but most of our time is becoming filled with the immediate response to injured, sick or orphaned wild birds of prey.
We only ask that if you want to help, then join the team, invest in BOPH and help us help our Wild Birds of prey.
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Sep 17, 2019
Wishing the birds of prey the best possible recovery xx
Oct 25, 2017
BOP hospital is an excellent idea ... hope you reach your target
Oct 23, 2017
Good luck Kim. The work you do is amazing xxx
Oct 22, 2017
Oct 20, 2017
Best of luck in your endeavors! We'll be watching and supporting in every way we can!
Oct 19, 2017
I hope my little owl is released!
Jul 25, 2017
With the ever increasing developments encroaching on the countryside projects like this need our support as their services will only become more needed.
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BOPH Barn Owl Project & Bird of Prey Hospital
Falconry as a hobby has steered the way from tethered birds to wild ones... The magic in nature is down to our children who will need to love and nurture the wildlife surrounding us more than we do currently.