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The 2014 Conference will be held at the Holiday Inn at Binghamton (NY) on Oct. 24-26, 2014.

 Registration Flyer

For those planning to attend Debbie Lefebre and Carolyn Denstedt's songbird talk on Friday at the conference, please send any questions about songbird basics and also about any challenges, experience or queries about  Chimney Swifts, Nighthawks, Whip-poor-wills and Barn Swallows so they can assure that the content of our presentations will be as relevant as possible if time for Q and A is limited. swiftcareontario@gmail.com


National Wildlife Emergency App to Launch June 20

Read NYSWRC's comments to DEC on the Bear Management Plan and Swan Management Plan

NYSDEC has announced that the next wildlife rehabilitator exam will be August 8, with a sign up deadline of July 25. On their webpage you can access and download PDF copies of the newly revised Wildlife Rehabilitator Study Guide and Practice Exam, as well as the Test Registration form. Currently licensed rehabilitators may find it contains useful information including tips for calculating medications and fluid requirements, current wildlife regulations related to rehabilitation, and active hyperlinks to take you to online resources. Itís also free and available at:  http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/25027.html

The September 2014 Release is now available online. 
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Board of Directors

Kelly Martin
Barb Hollands
vice president
Cheryl Hoople

Amy Freiman
newsletter editor, treasurer

Jean Alden
Lainie Angel
Barbara Cole
Virginia Fratti

Sue Heighling
Beverly Jones
Ellen Kalish
Terri Murphy
Maggie Ciarcia-Belloni
Veronica Serwacki
Matthew Zymanek

Board Only

Advisory Board

Andrea Sammarco
     Attorney at Law
George Kollias
DMV, phD
Noha Abou-Madi,
DMV, Msc.

The New York State Wildlife Rehabilitation Council, Inc (NYSWRC pronounced "Nice Work!") is a not-for-profit statewide organization that has been in existence for 20 years.  The primary goal of our membership-based organization is to promote professionalism in the field of wildlife rehabilitation and to provide wildlife rehabilitators with educational and technical support. 

     NYSWRC encourages a strong network within New York and across the country.  Our board consists of volunteer wildlife rehabilitators from across the state who meet bi-monthly to keep abreast of current issues and to continue work on educational projects.  The Council has grown significantly in both strength and numbers over the years.  New York has the oldest statewide organization in the United States and has gained national recognition for its many accomplishments.

The Council is dedicated to the advancement of wildlife rehabilitation by:

  • promoting the professionalism of licensed wildlife rehabilitators,
  • giving rehabilitators the field support they deserve and the educational services they need to appropriately care for distressed wildlife,
  • providing wildlife rehabilitators with timely access to the latest technical information through a system of network support,
  • working with governmental agencies to formulate better than adequate regulations concerning wildlife,
  • disseminating educational material and information to NY state residents about distressed wildlife,
  • and continually promoting the conservation of wildlife, their habitats, and other natural resources.

    What is Wildlife Rehabilitation?
    Wildlife Rehabilitation State permitting

    All of NYSWRC's board meeting minutes are available to current members upon receipt of a written request to the secretary.


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Owego, NY 13827

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