Sharon Blair



South Australia is Sharon's home state however; her husbands work took the family to Sydney where we stayed for 23 years. During this time, Sharon became involved in wildlife care and enthusiastically rescued and rehabilitated so many species and learnt so much from other carers who generously shared information and support.

After returning to Adelaide, Sharon became more and more involved with birds in particular raptors. She also became a bird bander and ran the ‘Raptor Rehabilitation Project’ as raptor co-ordinator for the ‘Birdcare and Conservation Society Inc.of SA’

I served on the committee for well over 11 years and during this time; I cared for 3,000 odd birds and ran campaigns when legislation needed to be challenged and changed to protect our natives.

The Society decided, to publish the book 'Caring for Rescued Birds' that could be used as basic information for new carers. Whilst compiling this book so many people, veterinarians, carers etc both in SA and throughout Australia generously contributed their experience.