Author and Bird Rehabber, Suzie Gilbert to speak

Bird rehabilitator Suzie Gilbert will speak at the Jackson Memorial Library, 38 Main Street (Rte 131) in Tenants Harbor on Friday morning, August 7 at 10:00 a.m.  Suzie will tell bird stories - what types of injuries she saw, what the birds were like in rehab, and what happened to them. Her recently published book – “Flyaway: How A Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings” is a captivating memoir that tells the story of how she turned her family life upside down to pursue her passion for rehabilitating wild birds.

Suzie grew up in Oyster Bay, New York, and graduated from Columbia School of General Studies. After moving to the Hudson Valley she began working at an animal hospital and bringing home abused and unwanted parrots, which led to volunteer work at a rehabilitation center for birds of prey. She opened her own non-profit bird rehab organization, Flyaway, Inc., in 2002 in her Hudson Valley home.

The program is co-sponsored by the Jackson Memorial Library and Mid-Coast Audubon.