Recently thousands of shore and water birds, mostly Avocets and Ibis, from the Virginia, Carson and Swan Lakes in Nevada have been stricken by Avian Type C Botulism. Warm temperatures and low water levels have contributed an increase in botulism in this region.
With approval from the Nevada Department of Wildlife, we have received over 150 of these infected birds to treat at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care. Lifesaving treatments for these birds involve tube feeding each bird three times a day until they are well enough to stand on their own when they can then begin to consume more natural foods.
While we’ve released over 100 treated birds back into a safe, non-affected lake, we are still receiving new birds for treatment.
We need your help! Treating and caring for this many birds is a huge undertaking for our staff and volunteers, and we are determined to save as many of these birds as possible. Please help us by donating today- your donation will go towards the expense involved with the treatment of these birds.
Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care is a nonprofit organization in accordance with IRS Section 501(c)3. Our Tax ID #94-2799765. Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.