In the heart of a busy suburb in Santa Rosa, California, is a rookery that holds over 300 nests of egrets and herons. Miraculously, for decades, the birds have chosen to nest in trees on a road median, with vehicle traffic on both sides below. Often when fledglings are learning to fly they fall onto the road and are hit by cars. For over ten years an amazing woman and her volunteer team have monitored the rookery every hour to pick up fledglings from the road before they can get hit by cars. This is only the beginning of their rescue story. The birds are then taken to a hospital, International Bird Rescue, where they are treated for injuries from car accidents (broken wings, legs and bills), falls from the nest and hypothermia. For weeks, and sometimes months, they receive medical treatment and round-the-clock care, and are then finally released on a nature preserve in the local watershed. In last year’s season, 173 birds were rescued from the site and successfully released into the wild.