Calvin (center) with fellow interns during the Putah Creek Nestbox Highway project
Raptor rehabilitation may seem like an unusual pursuit for a student majoring in music, but Calvin Proctor always had a love for animals. When he’s not in class or performing at the Ann E. Pitzer Center on campus (Calvin plays violin), the third-year UC Davis student seeks out opportunities to help local wildlife and get involved in their care. Last spring Calvin interned for the Putah Creek Nestbox Highway project through the UC Davis Museum of Wildlife & Fish Biology. He participated in field work involving active habitat restoration and nest box monitoring. He joined the CRC volunteer team in fall quarter of 2017 to gain more hands-on experience with wildlife rehabilitation.
Calvin at his usual post at the front gate of the CRC during Open House
Though Calvin hasn’t been with the CRC long, he’s already made a name for himself as a dedicated and enthusiastic volunteer. Calvin jumped right into all of the typical volunteer duties, from cage cleaning and handling, to physical exams and nursery care. He may be best known as the face who greets everyone attending our open house events with his signature smile. In addition to being the perfect greeter, Calvin keeps tally of attendance at these events (which reach the thousands!).
Thank you, Calvin, for your commitment to raptor rehab and your outstanding attitude. We are grateful to have you on our team!