A rehabilitator's guide to hand-rearing, husbandry, and preparation for successful release of passerines. Focused on species native to North America but with application elsewhere. Topics include identification, intake, exam, feeding, housing, cleaning, reuniting, and release criteria. Diets and construction plans are included in the book.
Author Veronica Bowers has been a rehabilitator for 16 years and works exclusively with native passerines. As founder and director of Native Songbird Care & Conservation in Sebastopol, California, Veronica cares for over 750 songbirds annually. She specializes in the care of insectivores.