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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.

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Corvid Isle Sanctuary

Corvid Isle is a small non-for-profit organisation and corvid sanctuary based in the South of England. 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.

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 Animal Rescues

British Wildlife Rehabilitation Council

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

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 Knowledge Base. 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.

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 founded the corvid sanctuary Corvid Isle.

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.

Corvid Isle

Sanctuary

Kerstin

Stephan

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Are Milk And Cheese Okay For Birds?

Birds are not mammals and do not possess the enzyme necessary to break down lactose that is in milk and its diary byproducts, such as cheese. Therefore birds will get some degree of indigestion when being fed dairy products!

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 blog page first, which also contains 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 Animal Rescues

British Wildlife Rehabilitation Council

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.

Do you need help or advice?

Please follow the link below

Do you need help or advice?

Please follow the link below

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