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Welcome to our Corvid Blog. Our aim is to share our fascination and love for those birds belonging to the crow family, also known as corvids or corvidae.  Corvids are passerine birds that include, amongst other species, crows, ravens, rooks, jackdaws, jays, magpies and choughs. These birds have long been demonised and accused of foul deeds. However,  myth and reality are very different. We would like to change this stigma by sharing our experiences and observations, which we have acquired over many years of rescue and rehabilitation work.

Rooks Laniakea and Plato
Rooks Plato and Laniakea

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Corvid And Wild Bird Emergencies

Corvid Care

Corvid Isle Sanctuary

Corvid Isle is a small non-for-profit organisation and corvid sanctuary (License Number MAU 016710). The Corvid Isle team is committed to the principles of holistic nonviolence. Our focus is to provide dedicated state of the art long-term care and rehabilitation facilities for native corvid species like magpies, crows, rooks, ravens, jackdaws and jays.

This means that we do provide care for birds for one, sometimes two or even more years, before these birds can be released back into the wild. We are entirely self-funded and rely on the kind support from members of the public. Please go to our Support page to find out more about how you can support our work and the animals in our care.

Corvid Isle is a sanctuary and not a wild bird or corvid rescue.  We are not open to the public and are currently unable to take in new birds. This means that we are also unable to take care of corvid related emergencies or to assist in cases where birds need to be rescued.

Rook Isla
Rook Isla

Poorly or injured animals are usually best cared for by experienced, specialised and suitably equipped rescues or rehabbers. Time is always of an essence! Please check out the links below, which will take you to third party databases of rescues and rehabbers in the UK. The provision of these links is for your convenience only and does not imply any endorsement of, or responsibility for, these organisations or the facilities or services they provide.

Help Wildlife UK

UK Animal Rescues

British Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (BWRC)

Please note that not all bird rescues and rehabbers are specialised in corvids or are able to provide long term care facilities suitable for the specific needs of corvids. Prior to the hand over of any rescue animal, it is recommended to check the relevant policies of the rescue or veterinary surgeon concerned, which includes respective euthanasia policies.

About

After many years of rescue and rehabilitation work, focusing on short and long term rehabilitation of native corvids, we have retired from active wild bird rescue business and have subsequently founded the Corvid Isle Sanctuary, which is a small non-for-profit organisation based in the Scottish Highlands.

Our past and current work with human and non-human animal patients, and in particular the daily confrontation with public perceptions and practices, which often disallow basic rights to certain groups of humans or non-human animal species whilst protecting or cherishing others, has highlighted a persisting and even progressive disconnection within our human society as well as between humans and nature. This growing insight has also demonstrated to us the importance of education and awareness, which will hopefully enable our fellow humans to make educated decisions and to implement non-violent solutions in order to address these and other closely related problems within our society and beyond.

Magpie Luca
Magpie Luca

A Short Tour Guide

Do you love corvids? Would you like to learn more about them? Then you are in the right place. If you would like to read some of our older blog posts, then you might find our Archive page useful, where you can find a complete list of all published posts.

If you have a specific wildlife or corvid related question, or if you are interested in animal behaviour and animal ethics, then you might want to check out our FAQ section. Posts and topics related to the rescue and care of corvids you can find on our Corvid Care page. In case you would like to learn more about our Corvid Isle patients and residents, then you might also like our Gallery . Do you have a question, or do you need advice? Please get in touch by using our website Contact form.

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Management of Interspecies Interactions in Captivity

Introduction This blog post is aimed to provide some useful information regarding the potential need for the management of interspecies interactions between different corvid species in captivity. We are frequently being asked, mostly by rehabbers and rescue centres, if and how certain corvid species can be kept together in an aviary environment. This question often …

United for Animal and Human Rights – We Demand a Permanent Ceasefire in Gaza Now!

OPEN LETTER As Animal Rights organisations and individuals we are part of a global social justice movement. We commonly prioritise the fight for freedom and justice for our fellow non human animals as our goal. However, the current genocidal war of Israel against the Palestinian people of Gaza calls for a unified response of all …

Contact

If you would like to contact us, then please use the contact form provided below. Please note that Corvid Isle is a sanctuary and not a wild bird or corvid rescue. We are unable to take care of corvid related emergencies or to assist in cases where birds need to be rescued.

If you have a question regarding corvid rescue, care or rehabilitation, please check out our Corvid Care page or alternatively go to our FAQ section, both contain a multitude of information about wildlife emergencies in general as well as dedicated information referring specifically to corvids.

Poorly or injured animals are usually best cared for by experienced, specialised and suitably equipped rescues or rehabbers. Time is always of an essence! Please check out the links below, which will take you to third party databases of rescues and rehabbers in the UK. The provision of these links is for your convenience only and does not imply any endorsement of, or responsibility for, these organisations or the facilities or services they provide.

Help Wildlife UK

UK Animal Rescues

British Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (BWRC)

Swift First Aid and Care

Please note that not all bird rescues and rehabbers are able to provide care, treatment and rehabilitation facilities for all native bird species including corvids, and might not be able to provide long term care facilities required in some cases. Prior to the hand over of any rescue animal, it is recommended to check the relevant policies of the rescue or veterinary surgeon concerned, which includes respective euthanasia policies.