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CROW Case of the Week: Roseate Spoonbill (#18-4737)


A roseate spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) is one bird that is hard not to incorrectly distinguish. From its beautiful pink coloration to its spoon-shaped bill, this flamboyant water bird is a sight for sore eyes. In fact, the National Audubon Society describes the roseate spoonbill as “gorgeous at a distance and bizarre up close.” more...

CROW Case of the Week: Raccoon Kits


Raccoon kits (Procyon lotor) are the young offspring of adult male raccoons, also known as boars, and adult female raccoons, also referred to as sows. Interestingly, a group of raccoons is called a nursery. The breeding season for raccoons begins in late winter, and sows typically give birth to between one and six baby kits sometime in April or May. These kits become independent roughly a year later but, prior to leaving their parents, they are usually very guarded by their mothers. more...

CROW Names New Executive Director


The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) and its board of directors have announced that Alison Charney Hussey will be the new executive director of the organization starting January 1, 2019. more...

CROW Case of the Week: Red-bellied Cooter (#18-4482)


The red-bellied cooter (Pseudemys nelsoni), known more affectionately in these parts as Florida red-bellies, is a good-sized freshwater turtle. The color of the carapace – the upper shell – varies from brownish to black, but the shell does have a reddish band across the middle of the plates and vary with the age and the sex of the reptile. more...

CROW Case of the Week: Red-shouldered Hawk (#18-4536)


The red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus) preys on mostly small mammals, amphibians, lizards and snakes or even birds such as sparrows, doves and starlings. These forest raptors hunt from perches by remaining silent until they descend swiftly, effortlessly and snatch up their target. more...