BIRDCARE II

Our final bird course for 2020 is a dual session across two mornings – October 18 and November 1, 9.30am to 12.30pm both days. Designed with intermediate and advanced carers in mind, anyone interested in progressing their knowledge of caring for birds, novice or not, is welcome to attend. Topics include identification, stress, behaviour, handling, OH&S, rescue/transport, examination, adaptations for flight and lots of…

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TWRC Baby Birdcare Webinar

If you are interested in rehabbing birds, something we desperately need here in Tassie, then don’t miss this great introductory course on Sunday October 11. Marg Peachy will cover all the basics a novice or someone new to baby birdcare needs between 9.30am and 12.30pm. Cost is $20 non-members and $18 for TWRC members. Registration essential at https://taswildlife.org/workshop-registration/ For info email twrc@taswildlife.org

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TWRC BIRDCARE WEBINAR

The TWRC is hosting its very first webinar via Zoom on Saturday, September 12, 10am to noon. This introductory webinar will focus on basic birdcare with Marg Peachey and topics include identification, basic anatomy and life stages, diets, basic husbandry, housing, common injuries and illnesses and how to release. Cost is $15 non-members and $13.50 (TWRC members). Registration is online only at https://taswildlife.org/workshop-registration/ Email…

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New for 2020 – Small Mammals

This two-day course covers all elements of husbandry and rehabilitation for bettongs, potoroos, antechinus, ringtail possums, eastern barred and southern brown bandicoots. It includes species identification and habitat, husbandry and rearing, a practical session on emergency wound care and management, enclosure design (inside and out) and rehabilitation tips and tricks. Cost is $50 for two days; $45 TWRC members. $40 for one day; $37…

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Communication and Mentoring Course

One of the most important factor in wildlife caring is making sure all of that amazing knowledge is shared and passed on to benefit wildlife of the future. Our next course on September 29 is designed to help experienced carers share their skills and assist novices in working with a mentor. Cost is just $15 and the course is open to all carers. To…

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Small Mammals Workshop

TWRC is proud to announce the next in its series of specialised workshops, the Small Mammals Workshop July 27 and 28 with Pam Doyle, Cory Young and Linda Nichols. Covering a range of species including bettongs, potoroos, antechinus, ringtailed possums and brown and eastern barred bandicoots, you’ll learn about everything from species identification to emergency wound care and enclosure design. Cost is $40 for…

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Caring for Curious Creatures workshops

March 2 and 3, 2019 These workshops focus on some of our more unusual animals, those which can prove a little tricky to care for. Attend one or both across the weekend. Day 1 9am- 5pm Echidnas – covers a wide range of topics including anatomy, husbandry and rehabilitation. Dr Peggy Rismiller OAM was born in rural Ohio and received her Masters and PhD…

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Caring for the Carer

Our next course will be offered in both Hobart (October 13) and Launceston (October 14) and is designed to give carers the tools manage the stressors associated with caring as well as pass on their knowledge though effective mentoring..To register email twrc@taswildlife.org.

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Next course announced … wombats

The next course is planned for August 11 and 12 and will focus on the advanced care of wombats and a macropod refresher run by Linda Dennis from Fourth Crossing Wildlife. It will cover biology and development, rescuing, hydration, raising orphaned joeys, the unwell joey, care of larger animals, housing, release for wombats and macropods. For info and booking twrc@taswildlife.org Cost: One day $30…

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People flock to bird course

The second TWRC wildlife rehabilitation workshop for 2018 was held in Hobart over the weekend of May 26 and 27 with renowned wildlife vet Dr Anne Fowler and Wombaroo consultant Gordon Rich presenting the Advanced Bird Care course. Thirty-one people attended this fabulous workshop ranging from experienced bird rehabilitators and DPIPWE employees including bird carers on the Orange Bellied Parrot Program to vets and…

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