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Mews to be Completed this Spring at Bird Sanctuary

Rob Hults pictured with a White-tailed Sea Eagle.

Rob Hults, executive director of the Door County Bird Sanctuary at 4114 County Road I, Jacksonport, said things are moving along well for the Sanctuary. “We’re lined up to have our first resident birds coming in this spring and we are close to filing an application with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to get a permit to obtain native species, which will be very exciting.” In addition, Hults said he just returned from a conference in Texas where he ran into a number of bird rehabilitators. “They have offered plenty of birds for the sanctuary because it is always hard to find a permanent home for a bird that is healthy but not quite healthy enough to survive in the world,” he said. Hults said the mews for birds that were started last fall will be finished for the spring, and there is now electricity at the sanctuary. “And we received a generous grant from a foundation to put the well in this spring, so we’ll have running water.” Stay abreast of developments at the sanctuary by visiting opendoorbirdsanctuary.org.