A local couple from Bawley Point on the mid south coast called WIRES to report they had two young Black swan cygnets contained in a box.
They had just witnessed a female Black swan become separated from her 4 very young cygnets. The cygnets were only 2-3 days old and very small. Read the full story https://www.wires.org.au/blog/black-swan-cygnets If you are in the Mid South Coast area of NSW and would like to help save wildlife there is a workshop coming up in Batemans Bay on August 12th. Find out more about volunteering at https://www.wires.org.au/rescue/Become-a-rescuer
Volunteer to help wildlife
If you are over 18 in NSW you might be able to join WIRES as a volunteer wildlife rescuer and carer.
WIRES have large numbers of dedicated licensed volunteers, working around NSW, to rescue and care for tens of thousands of animals every year. WIRES is licenced for wildlife rescue and care by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and is subject to comply with all NPWS policies and licence conditions. To become a volunteer with WIRES you need to complete WIRES Rescue and Immediate Care Course(RICC). Completing the initial RICC training enables you to rescue a range of sick, injured and orphaned native animals. When you start as a rescuer, you will normally take rescued animals to a vet or experienced carer for assessment immediately after the rescue. You may also regularly be picking animals up from vets to transport them to a carer. The rescue and care of species such as snakes and bats requires the completion of additional specialist courses.