Western Meadowlarks are called the "Farmer's Friend" because of their voracious appetite for insects. The camouflage feathering on these birds flight feathers is simply stunning. As you drive through meadows and see a flash of yellow on a Robin sized bird, it is probably the Western Meadowlark that you are seeing. These beautiful and calm birds nest on the ground and prefer open, flat habitat. We do not often see them as patients, but when we do, they are a joy because of their quiet nature and beauty.
PawsPartners.org is an alliance formed between A-PAL Humane Society of Amador County and Tri County Wildlife Care, the latter serving native wildlife in Amador, Calaveras, and Eastern San Joaquin Counties. Since inception we have added the Shelter Partners volunteer group, who support our local Animal Control organization, and Amador County Animal Response Team (ACART).