To report orphaned, ill or injured wildlife call MARS: (250) 337-2021

Barn Owl Evasive

BY BRIAN ON MARCH 28, 2017

Nocturnal Barn owls are seldom seen in the Comox Valley and never on the ground in the daytime unless something is terribly wrong …

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Helicopter Volunteer

BY BRIAN ON MARCH 27, 2017

Norm Snihur, a helicopter owner and pilot, is the volunteer wildlife ambulance driver on Vancouver Island …

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Local Vets Help MARS

BY RAY ON MARCH 25, 2017

A duck with a broken leg, an owl with a damaged wing, or an eagle hit by a car all need emergency medical attention …

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A Kestrel’s Cautionary Tale

BY BRIAN ON MARCH 23, 2017

American kestrels are usually spotted on high perches in open landscapes where the hunting is good …

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Swans Annual Visitors

BY JAMIE ON MARCH 26, 2017

Trumpeter swans and tundra swans are annual visitors to Vancouver Island after a long flight from the far north …

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Fawn Season Imminent

BY BRIAN ON MARCH 24, 2017

It’s spring when newborn fawns arrive and may appear to be alone and abandoned. But wait a minute …

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What’s For Dinner?

BY RAY ON MARCH 22, 2017

What’s on the menu really depends on what’s available in the wild. Herring from a Fisheries and Oceans Canada test fishery …

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Student Vols Busy! 

BY RAY ON MARCH 15, 2017 

Every day is different for student volunteers at MARS, many of them come to us from far away homelands …

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