On October 28, 2009, Sigrid Ueblacker died. She established the Birds of Prey Foundation in Broomfield, Colorado, which rescues injured birds and returned them to the wild. Since 1982, the foundation has rescued about 10,000 injured birds. About half are released back into the wild; the others die or are used as demonstration birds because they are too injured to be returned to the wild.
A public service for Sigrid is being planned for spring 2010.
The board of the Birds of Prey Foundation plans to carry on with Sigrid’s work.
How is this restoration?
Restoration of lands can’t be conceived of as only restoration of soil and plants. Properly restored habitat works for fauna as well as flora. What Sigrid did was to enable the survival of birds injured in human habitat, birds that will be contributing residents to any habitat, restored or unrestored.