Every Bird Matters
news and views from international bird rescue

January 17, 2013

In care this week: Red-tailed Hawk

Photo by Cheryl Reynolds

 

This Red-tailed Hawk was brought to our San Francisco Bay Area wildlife care center via Solano County Animal Control with a fractured leg (the bird was also dehydrated and emaciated).

Our veterinarian, Dr. Rebecca Duerr, splinted the fracture, and the bird was successfully transferred to another facility on Wednesday.

Though International Bird Rescue primarily works with aquatic birds, we also treat non-aquatic species. Here are just a few in the past year:

-Sharp-shinned Hawk contaminated with glue trap material

-Wild Turkey shot with a target arrow

-Western Screech Owl that had flown into insulation foam 


Photo by Cheryl Reynolds

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