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Project wildlife needs help feeding orphaned babies

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - San Diego-based Project Wildlife has great success rehabilitating rescued animals and releasing them back into the wild.

But the organization is experiencing an unexpected spike in the number of birds of prey it's received this summer and now the group is asking the public for help.

Thousands of baby birds each year find themselves without parents to care for them and if it wasn't for Project Wildlife they would die. However, this year there has been a baby boom. And it's because of the sudden boom in baby raptors that Project Wildlife is looking at their budget to determine if there will be enough to go around.

The group cares for an amazing number of song birds and water fowl, along with the raptors that are rehabilitated and released.

The types can range from red tail hawks and cooper hawk, kestrels, great horned owls and screech owl and these bird eat a lot of food that needs to mimic what they would find in the wild.

"We find that we are needing more food now then we would have normally earlier in the year and so our budget is stretched a little bit and we want to be certain we meet that gap," explained Lisa Culver the CEO of Project Wildlife.

If you would like to help Project Wildlife, click here.

Project Wildlife rehabilitates 14 percent of all of the wildlife that is rescued in the state of California.

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