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Great Horned Owlets Re-nesting

WSLS/NBC 10 – Rachel Lucas


Great Horned Owlet Re-nesting

WWBT/NBC 12 Richmond – Hannah Smith

The Roanoke Star – Stuart Revercomb

WCAV/CBS 19 Charlottesville 


Wally’s Children’s Book

WSLS/NBC 10 – Rachel Lucas


Dead American Robins in Radford, VA story

WFXR/FOX – George Noleff

WSLS/NBC 10 – Jazmine Otey

The Southwest Times – Melinda Williams

WSLS/NBC 10 – Alexus Davila

WSET/ABC 13 – Will Stafford


Great Horned Owl Release

The Southwest Times


State Supreme Court to Hear Appeal

WFXR/FOX – Colleen Guerry


Virginia Tech Duckpond Otters on Ice

WSLS/NBC 10 – Rachel Lucas

The Roanoke Times – Christina Koomen

WFXR/FOX – Kianna Price


New Year’s Eve Bald Eagles


WDBJ/CBS 7 – Rachel Schneider


Online Auction 2021

The Roanoke Times – Dan Casey – Follow-up Story

WSLS/NBC 10 – Alexus Davila

WFXR/FOX – Colleen Guerry

WDBJ/CBS 7 – Rachel Schneider

The Roanoke Times – Dan Casey

WFIR Radio – Ian Price 


What To Do With Pumpkin Leftovers

ABC 8 – Richmond, VA

WFXR/FOX – Kim Yonick

CBS 17- Raleigh, NC 


Eagle Scout Project/Auction Item

WSLS/NBC 10 – Rachel Lucas

WSLS/NBC 10 – Rachel Lucas

WDBJ/CBS 7 – Rachel Schneider 


Smith Mountain Lake Lions Club Education Program


Don’t Use Fake Spider Webs



American Kestrel Release

WSLS/NBC 10 – Jazmine Otey


Donations From Kroger Bartenders and Debs Lemonade

WSLS/NBC 10 – McKinley Strother 


Goose Caught In Drone Cage

WDBJ/CBS 7 – Ian Cassette 

WFIR Radio – Ian Price 

The Roanoke Star 
WSLS/NBC 10 – Rachel Lucas 


Outward Bound Dove Release

WFXR/FOX – George Noleff


Red-Tailed Hawk Release

WFXR/FOX – Colleen Guerry 


Owl Release

WDBJ/CBS 7 – Sarah Irby


Resume Feeding Birds

Bristol Herald – Courier – Sarah Wade 

WHSV/FOX,CBS,ABC 3 Harrisonburg 

WWBT/NBC 12 Richmond –  Katherine Lutge 

The Roanoke Star 

WFXR/FOX – Kim Yonick 


Mourning Dove

WFXR/Outward Bound – George Noleff 


Ducks Run Over

WSET/ABC 13 – Maggi Marshall 


Baby Beavers

Virginia Dogwood – Amie Knowles 

WDBJ/CBS 7 – Rachel Schneider 

NBC12 Richmond 


Bird Disease Story

Bristol Herald Courier – Sarah Wade 

Bristol Herald Courier – Sarah Wade (#2)

The Roanoke Times – Luke Weir 

NBC 12 Richmond – Enzo Domingo 

The Virginia Dogwood – Amie Knowles 

Fredericksburg Free Lance Star

The Roanoke Times – Luke Weir 

WSET/ABC 13 – Madison Doner

NBC 12 Richmond 

WDBJ/CBS 7 – Pat Thomas, Rachel Schneider


Birds Rescued From Tree 

WSLS/NBC 10 – Lindsey Kennett


New Ambassador

Roanoke Star Sentinel 


First Fridays

WFXR/FOX – Colleen Guerry 


Neighbors File Appeal

WFXR/FOX – Gary Boyer 


River Otters

WSET/ABC 13 – Ida Domingo 

News Break

The Roanoke Star – Stuart Revercomb

WFXR/FOX 27.1 – Gary Boyer 


Bedford Library Partnership

Smith Mountain Eagle


Bear Cub from Fries, VA

WFXR/FOX 27.1 

WDBJ/CBS 7 – Pat Thomas 

WVIR/NBC 29 Charlottesville 


Baby Mallard Duck

WSLS/NBC 10 – Nicole Del Rosario 


Lookout for Cubs

WSLS/NBC 10 – Lookout for Cubs –  Jessica Jewell 


Baby Great Horned Owl & Black Dog Salvage

Department of Wildlife Resource – Molly Kirk 

WFXR/FOX 27.1 


1st Baby Black Bear of the Year in Virginia

SWVA Today

WSET/ABC 13 – Baby Bear Doing Well – Ida Domingo 

WFXR/FOX 27.1 

WHSV/ABC,FOX, CBS Harrisonburg/Charlottesville 

The Roanoke Star News

WVIR/NBC 29 Charlottesville 

WSET/ABC 13 – Sarah Grace Todd 

WSLS/NBC 10 – Nicole Del Rosario and John Carlin 

WWBT/NBC 12 Harrisonburg


Virginia Tech on Haley Olsen-Hodges

Virginia Tech – Writer – David Fleming 

Augusta Free Press 



WFXR/FOX – SWVACR Receives 12 Baby Opossums 



WSLS/NBC 10 – They’re Back! – Rachel Lucas
WSLS/NBC 10 – Be On The Lookout – Rachel Lucas 


Lunchtime at the Wildlife Center

Richmond Times Dispatch 

Danville Register & Bee 


Lawsuit Appealed 3-23-21


WFIR – Evan Jones 

The Roanoke Times – Luke Weir 


WFXR/FOX Good Morning Virginia 


Spring Fever Story

WSLS/NBC 10 – Rachel Lucas


Hummingbird Story

WHSV – Harrisonburg/ABC/FOX 3 – Aubrey Urbanowicz 


Second Court Case Win!

WSLS/NBC 10 – Rachel Lucas

WFXR/FOX 21/27 – Digital Desk

Roanoke Times – Luke Weir


Red-tailed Hawk Release at Claytor Lake

WSET/ABC 13Ida Domingo


Red-shouldered Hawk Release in Wise County



Red-tailed Hawk Release in Danville

WSET/ABC 13 – Kaicey Baylor

The Roanoke Times – Alicia Petska 

The News & Advance

Martinsville Bulletin

Danville Register & Bee – Charles Wilborn

Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

Richmond Times-Dispatch


Call for Interns/Volunteers/Transporters

WFXR/FOX – Digital Desk


Birthday Boy Donations

WSLS/NBC 10 – Rachel Lucas

WSLS/NBC 10 – Rachel Lucas 


Turkey Vulture 2-7-21

WFXR/FOX 21/27 – Digital Desk


Naked and Afraid 1-30-21

WSLS/NBC 10 – Nicole Del Rosario


Bobcat Research Story 1-28-21

WFIR – Ian Price

2021 started off great for us! We had a very successful release of a Great Horned Owl in Danville. This owl was found hanging above the Dan River exhausted and entangled in fishing line. Thankfully, the Danville Fire Department came to the rescue and Conservation Protection Officer Eric Dotterer brought us the injured owl. After spending 6 weeks with us it was released on January 2, 2021! Check out the coverage below.

Great Horned Owl Release:

WFXR/FOX – Digital Desk

WSLS10/NBC – Story by Taj Simmons 

Virginia Dogwood – Story by Amie Knowles


December started off great with the successful release of a Great Horned Owl in Salem. However, the end of the month took a surprising turn when our mail was stolen! Then, at the end of the month we had a wonderful story done by Amie Knowles of the Virginia Dogwood. Please check out the many different stories below.

Great Horned Owl Release:

WDBJ7/ CBS – Story by Lindsay Cayne


Stolen Mail:

WDB7/CBS – Story by Pat Thomas

WFXR/FOX – Digital Desk


Virginia Dogwood Story:

‘A Flood of Patients’  – Story by Amie Knowles


We recently had a special story done for us by Robbie Harris at WVTF, the largest radio following of any station in Virginia, discussing hazards to our local and migratory birds. She interviews Sabrina Garvin and Dr. Karen Powers of Radford University. The story is below./strong>

WVTF – Story by Robbie Harris


In October we had several very successful releases. We had a release of a Great Horned Owl at Pandapas Pond near Virginia Tech, a Red-tailed hawk in Giles, and another Red-Tailed hawk at Fishburn Park in Roanoke. More coverage of the stories can be seen here:

Red-tailed Hawk Coverage of the Release at Fishburn Park:

The Roanoke Times – Story by Don Petersen

WSET/ABC 13 – Story by Ida Domingo


Great Horned Owl Coverage of the Release at Pandapas Pond:

WDBJ/CBS 7 – Story by Jen Cardone

The Roanoke Times – Story by Matt Gentry


In September we had an online auction to replace the canceled ‘Night Owl on the Town’ Gala with the help of the Roanoke Valley SPCA. Here’s some coverage of the event:

WSLS/NBC 10 – Story by Jeff Williamson

WDBJ/CBS 7 – Story by Janay Reece

…and some follow-up coverage after the event was over…

WSLS/NBC 10 – Story by Rachel Lucas

News Break

The Roanoke Times – Joanne Poindexter


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