The sanctuary continues to rely on donations made by the public and caring individuals. Currently, the sanctuaries monthly expense for just the basic foods of mealworms and sunflower is approximately $700.00. Currently the cost of the live mealworm shipment is $100.00 a week. Depending upon the species of birds and how many are currently in rehabilitation this food cost can rise dramtically. For example receiving just "one" American woodcock for rehabilitation can cost close to $100.00 a week in earthworms! During the winter months we feed live mealworms, suet and sunflower keeping it available at all times for the birds visiting the sanctuary. When below freezing temperatures or snowstorms occur songbirds energy demands increase substantially which can double the amount of foods being provided for them and consumed.
For this upcoming cold weather season our goal is to is to raise $10,000.00 to ensure funding to supply foods for the sanctuary birds through May of 2013. Please consider making a donation this holiday season which willhelp us continue with our mission to support the conservation of migratory songbirds.