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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.

In the case of a bird related emergency, please contact a local experienced wildlife rescue. Please do not forget to check whether the chosen rescue, rehabber or veterinary surgeon is corvid friendly.

Help Wildlife – Wildlife rescue database

Specialised Swift Carer 


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 please check out our Gallery and Vimeo video collection.

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.

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Winter Bird Feeding Tips

The winter can be a tough time of year for birds. However, you can give your feathered friends a helping hand. Attracting birds to your garden will be more successful, if they have a place that makes them feel secure and comfortable even in the worst weather. So providing shelter like roosting or nest boxes …


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.