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It is against the law to keep wildlife without state and federal permits. If you find an injured or orphaned bird you can take it to South Bay Wildlife Rehab, a nonprofit with about 70 volunteers. The group specializes in songbirds, hummingbirds, and birds of prey. Last year it took in 1,360 animals, from an area comprising all of Los Angeles County and parts of Ventura, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. The group also provides wildlife education to schools, community groups, and at community events, primarily in the South Bay area. Upcoming events to which the public is invited include:
Saturday, March 7, “Whale of a Day,” Pt. Vicente Interpretive Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 18 – “Earth Day Celebration and Concert,” Pollywog Park, Manhattan Beach, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday, April 23, and Saturday, April 25, Las Candelistas “Walk on the Wild Side,” Rancho Palos Verdes (times to be arranged)