So this summer i'm doing my second internship at Avian Haven in Freedom Maine. I did my first one at The Raptor Trust in New Jersey. That is where I found that I have a passion for wildlife rehabilitation and want to pursue my career in it. Obvisously being a Wildlife Care and Education major I wanted something to do with wildlife but I didnt know what until my internship last year. This summer I am furthering my education in Avian Rehabilitation at Avian Haven.
I've only been there for two weeks but I love every minute of it even if my days start at 8am and aren't over until 7ish. They are long days but they are completely worth it. Last year I got a taste of what my life will be like when I continue my career but this internship is actually showing me how intense and interesting it is going to be. I'm doing a lot more and getting more hands on experience.
So far i've helped tube a Red Tailed Hawk, held a Barred Owl, "Milk" a Great Blue Heron, change a dressing on a gosling and not to mention feed counts amounts of baby birds. Its only the start of the summer so I know i'll be doing a lot more and I can't wait!