A time of gratitude and community

Dear Friends,

As the new year approaches, we want to thank you for your support, helping us, help critters.

Construction of Enoch Wildlife Rescue’s new eagle flight chamber, fifteen additional chambers and our wildlife care clinic, office and reception area, has been keeping us busy and also thrilled with the progress.

Bob Padilla, owner of Cornerstone Development LLC, is our general contractor for this project. He has worked with us on this project since early in 2023, reviewing our eagle flight chamber plans, visiting our home and current facilities, reading our book, Healer of Angels, and spending lots of time with Martin, to understand exactly the type of facility that Martin has been dreaming about for so many years.

Bob’s love and passion for animals and the wildlife we care for, as well as his understanding of how important this facility is for the future of wildlife rescue in Utah, has brought us beyond just building the eagle flight chamber. He has taken the burden off us and guided us through all the steps to complete the plans, including licensing and permits for this entire project.

Martin is making good progress with physical therapy and he is following his doctors’ instructions to take better care of his heart and arteries after his recent angioplasty where he received a 40 mm stent to open up a major blockage to his left anterior descending artery.

Due to Susan’s busy workload this year at Tyner’s Grooming, as well as helping to care for critters and developing the new facilities, and her worries and stress over Martin’s health, she decided not to produce the 2024 Wildlife Calendar. This will relieve some of Susan’s stress. We are so sorry we will not have any 2024 calendars.

With our facilities opening in January 2024, we plan to train many more volunteers, some interns and a few part time job positions. This will give us the opportunity to meet and train some potential future wildlife rehabilitators and educators, which will help take some of the burden off of Martin and Susan, allowing them to assist more with training and overseeing of future development.

We can only include a few photos with this letter, but for more updates on the construction and development of the Enoch Wildlife Rescue facilities and updates on Martin’s health, please visit:

November 14th Livestream Meeting

We wish you the best in the coming year and hope many of you will be able to come to visit us and see our new facility at our grand opening and open house in April 2024.

Martin & Susan Tyner

VLOGMAS is rolling along! We’re on day 4 and tomorrow have a mystery guest!

Every day at 9am Utah time, through December 24th, catch us live with all kinds of critters!

To follow all the action and catch up on all livestreams, please visit our VLOGMAS page at the site.

On this page, there is also tentative calendar of VLOGMAS action, the link to our updated Amazon Wishlist and ways you can submit ideas, question and suggestions!

From the webgeek: Martin’s and Susan’s Birthdays are coming up very soon! Martin on the 9th and Susan on the 16th! We’ll be live with VLOGMAS on both those days so please send along your birthday messages for sharing during the show!

Also we now have two people who want to help out with the mongo drive for our video files. Since it is a lot of dough, we’re looking for a few more people who might want to help out too.

Many thanks, we’ve already received some super feedback and ideas only four days into VLOGMAS!

I can be contacted at [email protected]

Thank you Findlay Subaru!!!


Critter VLOGMAS Playlist

*** Click here to view the playlist at YouTube ***

*** Click here for more about our wildlife ambassadors! ***

If you’d like to check it out, here’s the Revised Amazon Wishlist

24 Days With Martin & the Critters!

Many many youtubers combine video blogging and Christmas into a challenge called Vlogmas.
This means uploading a new video from December 1st until December 24th.
For us, it means a morning livestream at 9am utah time (and they will be archived for view anytime).
So that’s the rough plan…check in with everyone every morning from December 1st through December 24th maybe for a half hour or so, maybe less, maybe more.
We’ve got some ideas of critters, people and things to include throughout vlogmas, but would like your help for more.
The calendar below shows some stuff already penciled in:

We have a list of other ideas as well, but they will depend on weather, so not sure which day:

  • Many video snippets from the last seven years
  • A couple visits to the new Rescue Center Building
  • A visit with Findlay Subaru
  • A visit with the City of Enoch
  • Visit the Parowan Gap
  • Visit with our volunteers
  • Introducing a new mystery guest
  • A chat with Casey our channel musician

And in the spirit of advent calendars often included in vlogmas, we’ve made one for Martin. Each day we’ll reveal to him a note, question or topic from behind each of the numbers on the board below:

If you have any ideas, please send them to the webgeek at [email protected].
We’d also like to include any video messages, photos or questions you’d like to send, especially for Martin and Susan’s Birthdays.

Amazon Wishlist

If you’d like to check it out, here’s the Revised Amazon Wishlist

Thank you Findlay Subaru of St. George!

Livestream Meeting Announcement

Livestream link

Hi everyone, webgeek here to announce our next Livestream Meeting.

Please join us on Tuesday, November 14th at 6pm.

Martin would like to share all the latest news and updates with everyone about the critters, the foundation, the new rescue center and everything else going on these days.

This meeting will be focused on updates and operations but Helen the Peregrine Falcon will likely be with us as well, so a chance to catch up with her as well.

If you can’t make it, this Livestream Meeting will be archived and available to view anytime afterwards.

As always, you are welcome to share your comments, questions and ideas beforehand.

You are welcome to send a note to us at [email protected]

Thank you for your interest and support.

Striker the Peregrine Falcon Part 3

A Peregrine Falcon grows up. Life around the house and early falconry training in preparation for first flight.

Tending to Eagles…

Eagles come and eagles go…

First Month With Striker the Peregrine Falcon

Hanging out with Striker the Peregrine Falcon as he grows super fast!

All Kinds of Little Critters!

Care and release of all kinds of little critters!

Peregrine, Bald Eagle and Snake

A Peregrine Falcon release, a stop to watch Bald Eagles and a little snake assist.

Striker! Our New Peregrine Falcon Part 1

Welcome to our newest Wildlife Ambassador, Striker, a Peregrine Falcon. Plenty more about him to come!

00:00 – 01:53 Introduction
01:53 – 02:13 Martin Intro
02:13 – 21:36 June 5: At the nest site of STRIKER!
21:36 – 31:12 June 12: The climb up to the nest
31:12 – 36:12 Preparing for the rappel
36:12 – 40:37 Josh searches out STRIKER!
40:37 – 43:54 Welcome STRIKER!
43:54 – 45:35 Back down the mountain
45:35 – 1:14:00 Talking with Martin & STRIKER!

Not Ready for Primetime

An assortment of video of bits and pieces and a little bit about a new member of the family…

Rescue Center is Now Under Construction

Dear Friends and Followers of the Southwest Wildlife Foundation – Enoch Wildlife Rescue,

The day has finally come. The new wildlife rescue center is now under construction. The permitting process has been completed. The groundwork is completed, the concrete has been poured for the footings and we’re getting ready to erect the 40 x 100-foot eagle flight chamber building.

Once the eagle flight chamber is standing, we will start construction of our wildlife care clinic and reception area and the 15 additional smaller chambers for hawks, owls and falcons. I’ve been waiting for this day for more than 50 years.

All of our hard work and the kind and generous donations from all of you my friends, is making this project possible. I don’t believe its possible to put into words how grateful I am to each and every one of you. For anyone planning a trip in our direction I hope that you will stop by so that I may thank you in person.

The projected date for the completion of the project is early January. As we get closer to the rescue center being operational, we will let you know about our plans for a grand opening. Until then we will do our best to keep you updated on our progress.

With tremendous appreciation.

Martin & Susan Tyner

The Falcon That Could Not Soar

The story of Kate the Peregrine Falcon.
00:00 Intro
55:10 Day #1 Kate Arrives
10:49 Day #3 Time With Kate
28:53 Day #4 Kate’s Web Meeting
36:00 Day #13 About Her Name
39:55 Day #26 Officially Adopted
46:30 Day #29 Kate Weighed
49:50 Day #37 Early Training
54:30 Day #100 Kate Issues
58:00 Day #189 Field Training
1:09:00 Day #192 Parowan Creance
1:14:00 Day #193 Parowan Creance
1:17:00 Day #199 First Free Flight
1:27:00 Day #201 Flights Continue
1:39:00 Day #203 From Perch to Lure
1:45:00 Day #206 Short Flights Build Strength
1:54:00 Day #228 Kate’s First Snow
2:01:00 Day #241 T-Perch Flights
2:04:00 Day #269 Kite Flights
2:08:00 Day #289 Flight Limits
2:22:00 Epilogue

Share the Love at Red Cliffs Bird Fest

Martin is providing a birds of prey program for the Red Cliffs Bird Festival on Saturday, April 29th at 6:30 pm

This event will be located at the Hilton Gardens behind the Convention Center, 1453 Sunland Drive, St. George, UT and is free to the public.

Our host: Red Cliffs Audubon has welcomed St. George Findlay Subaru to attend and present Enoch Wildlife Rescue with their 10th annual Subaru of America’s “Share the Love” donation check at this program. They have donated over $80,000 to Enoch Wildlife Rescue in the past 9 years which has helped us tremendously with our wildlife rescue and educational outreach programs.

17 Years With Scout the Golden Eagle

Livestream April 13

You are welcome to send questions in advance to [email protected]
Learn more about Scout the Golden Eagle here!

Happy Spring

April has quickly become quite eventful…

Owl Talk With Martin Tyner

Martin talks about two current owl rescues: a Screech Owl and a Saw-Whet Owl.

Little Critters getting a little help

Look UP! Bird Spotting with Martin

Checking in with a few birds around the area and around the house!

Holiday Chat

Monday December 26th at 10am Utah Time

Holiday Chat and Q & A with Martin, Scout, Belle and Helen!

You are welcome to send questions in advance to
[email protected]

#iPrize Critters!

#iPrize Critters! Enoch Wildlife Rescue prizes all local native wildlife! With the support and donations of people from all over the globe, we do our best to help local critters and share education about wildlife through local presentations and videos online.

Our founder, Martin Tyner is one of 51 global leaders in the field of animal conservation join the ranks of Indianapolis Prize Nominees, devoting their lives to making significant strides to save species through scientific and educational work.​ These men and women have changed the future for some of the most threatened species from across the globe.

#iprize #indyprize2023 #indyprize #indianapolisprize
@indianapoliszoo @IndianapolisPrize

A Hungry Baby Hawk Out in the Rain

Susan and Martin are called to check on a small young hawk seen by the side of the road.

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