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Community Spotlight:
Soiland and V Dolan Trucking
Throughout the years, Soiland and V Dolan Trucking Company have both helped SCWR significantly. Most recently, they have contributed to the Raptor Recovery Center. To read more about these two great companies and how they have helped us, click here.




We need docents for our Saturday Tours! If you would like to be a part of our docent program, please call our office at (707) 992-0274

Want to volunteer? We will be having a Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, September 14 from 10-12 and our Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation class on Saturday, September 21 from 10-12. Click here for more information on our volunteer program.



Animal Emergency Hotline:


Office: 707-992-0274

Exclusion: 707-992-0276

403 Mecham Rd,

Petaluma, CA 94952

Mailing Address:
PO Box 448,
Cotati, CA 94931

Wildlife Tours:  May-September: Saturdays at noon and 2pm
Wildlife Exclusion Service:   Need help with humane evictions?


After three years of hard work and planning, we have made major progress on our new Raptor Recovery Center. We still need to raise significant funds to complete the interior of the center, but we are proud of what we have accomplished to date. To show off what we have accomplished we intend to hold a Grand Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, October 16 from 11 to noon. Anyone donating $50 or more to this project is welcome to join us for refreshments, a tour of the building, and a special 'thank you' to the volunteers who donated so much of their time and expertise to make this possible. For those of you who have not yet donated to this project, its not too late to do so! Please visit our website or mail in a donation to P.O. Box 448, Cotati, 94931 and be sure to put a note it is for the Raptor Recovery Center.



Gratefully Yours,

Doris Duncan, Executive Director 

Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue
Registered 501(c)(3) Non Profit.

Osprey #752
On August 1st the Cloverdale Police Department was called out to help with a very unusual traffic disturbance. A juvenile osprey had found its way into the road and cars were having a difficult time getting around it. The police grabbed the bird and transferred it to SCWR, where it was determined to be orphaned after a thorough intake exam. Osprey are zygodactyl, meaning they can have two toes facing forward and two facing backward, which they use to grab fish in the water and hold onto them while flying through the air. To donate for the care of this bird please click here and leave a note saying it is for the care of Osprey #752.
Great-Horned Owl #696

Great-Horned Owl #696 was rescued in Petaluma when a Good Samaritan found it in a cement pond on their property. The bird was soaked down to the skin and covered in duckweed. It also had some bruising and blistering on its wing, which may have been the reason he fell in the pond. The owl was brought to the SCWR hospital where it was put on heat to dry off, warm up, and preen its feathers. After staying at the center for a week of recovery, the bird was released where it was found.

Golden Eagle #795

This juvenile golden eagle was found after it flew into the side of a barn in Bonneville. He came in to us very unsteady on his feet and he is currently being tested for West Nile Virus and given supportive care. West Nile Virus is transmitted to birds through the bite of a mosquito and there is no known cure. If you would like to donate to the care of this golden eagle click here and leave a note it is for Golden Eagle #795.


Juvenile Turkey Vultures
We recently had a group of four juvenile Turkey Vultures at our center. These birds had to be transferred to WildCare in  San Rafael because we did not have enough room to properly house them  at our center. We are very excited to get our Raptor Recovery Center up and running so space will no longer be an issue and we will be able to give these birds the large enclosures they need. 
Bald Eagle #652
The juvenile bald eagle that came to SCWR in June has been out in our 100 foot aviary practicing its flight and eating four fish a day. The bird was transferred to the California Foundation For Birds Of Prey so he could be with other eagles until it is old enough for release.