Caring for seabirds at the Lüderitz seabird rehabilitation facility
The small seabird rehabilitation facility at Lüderitz, which belongs to the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR), can hold up to about 50 birds. I have managed this facility since June 2000 as a volunteer, in collaboration with some staff from MFMR's Lüderitz office. The majority of our 'patients' are penguins, including oiled, injured or starved individuals, as well as abandoned chicks. Over the years we have also cared for small numbers of Cape Gannets, Cape Cormorants and Hartlaub's Gulls, and, on the rare occasion, Swift Terns, Greater Flamingos, Wilson's Storm-Petrels and even an abandoned South African Shelduck chick.
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