IntoBirds is proud to partner with Christine Peyreigne, a female falconer, and president of Christine’s Critters, Inc., to support her work with injured birds of prey.
We believe wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, and release are vital to the preservation of our bird species.
Christine’s Critters is a Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education non-profit in Weston, Connecticut that helps save injured birds of prey.
Injured Birds of Prey
The non-profit was born from Christine’s passion for birds of prey and her desire to use education outreach to help prevent the common injuries raptors suffer.
Most are preventable injuries caused by humans.
We’re proud to partner with Christine to help share her message with everyone who loves birds and nature.
Christine cares for 15 permanent birds of prey, 40 reptiles, and more than 100 birds that receive care and release each year.
And her role as a wildlife rehabilitator is a non-stop job.
If Christine’s injured birds of prey could talk, they’d tell you her job doesn’t begin at 9 am and ends at 5 pm.
And she doesn’t get the weekends off.
Instead, it involves phone calls at all hours of the night, regardless of the weather conditions, to help an injured bird.
Latest Injured Birds of Prey
Over a weekend, Christine was busy caring for two new patients fresh from the CT Environmental Police.
One patient was a beautiful Red-tailed Hawk that was just hit by a car.
The hawk had no visible broken bones but sustained an eye injury.
The other patient was a magnificent Great Horned Owl who was emaciated and suffering seizures from low blood sugar and dehydration.
Both raptors required fluids, electrolytes, and a meal to stabilize before being transported to the vet for further evaluation and care.
Birds of prey, like a Great Horned Owl or a Red-tailed Hawk, are some of the most beautiful birds in the wild. But they are also the most dangerous.
And when a wildlife rehabilitator provides aid to injured, orphaned, displaced, or distressed wild animals, it’s quite dangerous.
It requires the appropriate training, endless patience, and a comfort level handling the animals.
The level of care that Christine provides birds ranges from direct care and rehab to arranging for suitable release sites.
Wildlife rehabilitation is part science, part education, part problem-solving, and part care-giving.
And we are grateful for the vital work that Christine and other wildlife rehabilitators do to help injured birds of prey recover for a second chance at life in the wild.
Coexisting with Birds of Prey
Check back on our site frequently for updates about Christine’s rehabilitation work with injured birds of prey and where to see Christine and her amazing critters.
“If we can change just a few of our behaviors, the wild will be a much safer place for these amazing birds,” Christine says.
And we are proud to join Christine in her mission.
Protect the birds, and we protect the earth.
Christine’s Critters, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) created in 2015 whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured birds of prey. It relies on donations and program fees to care for 15 permanent resident birds of prey, 40 reptiles, and the 100 or more birds that are admitted into rehabilitation each year. To get involved, donate, send needed supplies from Christine’s Critters’ Amazon wishlist or just volunteer go to https://www.christinescritters.org/get_involved.