To report orphaned, ill or injured wildlife: (250) 337-2021 Comox Valley, Canada
Ashlea Veldhoen (2014)

Ashlea Veldhoen (2014)

I am a graduate of the Ecosystem Management Technology program at Fleming College and am currently undertaking a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science at Trent University. Despite my broad educational background, my dream has always been to work with animals from...
Ethan Regan (2013)

Ethan Regan (2013)

While working at Mountainaire Avian Rescue, I gained a large amount of knowledge in regards to small-scale wildlife rehabilitation. This new knowledge ranges greatly from basic skills to more medically based abilities that I will be able to use later in my future...
Julianne Hausknecht (2013)

Julianne Hausknecht (2013)

Interning at Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society as an animal care intern was an amazing experience that I will never forget. Before working at MARS I was always a little nervous around large and wild animals and haven’t had the chance to work with them in a hands-on...
Jordan McArthur (2012)

Jordan McArthur (2012)

I wasn’t sure what to expect going into my new adventure at Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society as an intern for eight weeks. I wanted to learn as much as possible about avian ecology, biology and the correct procedures on handling, managing and overall care for...

Mairin (2011)

At once terrifying, empowering, overwhelming, and encouraging, my internship at Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society was one that I will not soon forget. I applied because I was seeking firsthand experience to help me in my pursuit of a Biology degree; I left with more...

Holly (2011)

  When being accepted as an intern at MARS I have never been more excited. I applied here to gain hands on experience with birds and mammals after a long five years of book work at post secondary. I had no idea what to expect, but coming from northern Ontario, a...

Samantha (2010)

My time at Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society was a life changing experience. As a lifelong resident of rural western Washington, I have always loved the environment in which we live. However, before coming to MARS I did not appreciate the wide array of birds of this...

Lisa (2010)

Spending 6 weeks living at the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society was certainly a drastic change from my life in downtown Vancouver. Despite many challenges, it was an incredible experience, one which I will never forget. The people, animals, and location combined made...

Mallory (2009)

To quote Maj Birch, I will remember all aspects of my 8 week internship with Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society “fawn-dly.” For approximately 6 weeks of my time at MARS we had five hungry fawns to feed beginning with 5 times a day, which was then cut down...

Mayuko

My internship at the Mountainaire Avian Rescue was an incredible experience. I had no knowledge about birds in Canada; I did not know what robins were, and had never seen real owls at home in Japan. No hummingbirds are found in Japan either. All changed after two...