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« Post / Reply #225 on: December 31, 2013, 01:29:53 PM »

Utah Bald Eagles sad

I don't know how many of you have been following this recent story of the Bald Eagles in Utah. Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah has been posting stories, one after another, of eagles dying from a mysterious illness. So far at least 27 eagles have died. They have just discovered that it is West Nile Virus. Here is the story:

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57336899-78/virus-nile-west-wildlife.html.csp


WRCNU's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wildlife-Rehabilitation-Center-of-Northern-Utah/163724043673090

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« Post / Reply #226 on: January 19, 2014, 09:18:27 AM »


Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan nope ... yet another airport where they need to learn how to trap and relocate Snowy Owls instead of shooting them. Please help! nod

http://www.change.org/petitions/gerald-r-ford-international-airport-stop-killing-snowy-owls

Thank you!
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« Post / Reply #227 on: January 21, 2014, 04:11:07 PM »

Yay Gze,   your petition was successful. Congratulations
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« Post / Reply #228 on: January 21, 2014, 04:43:08 PM »

Good news, linused!

Here is the post from the petition page:

The following message was shared on Facebook by the American Bird Conservancy just a short time ago:

"Good news for Snowies at Ford International Airport: The #Michigan airport is relocating #Snowy Owls with help from USDA—reversing the former policy of shooting #owls as a safety measure. More Snowy Owls have visited this year than in any other in the airport’s history. We applaud the decision!"

It's a good day for Snowy Owls in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Thanks everyone who signed and shared this petition. We made a difference.
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« Post / Reply #229 on: January 21, 2014, 04:45:25 PM »

Utah Bald Eagles sad

I don't know how many of you have been following this recent story of the Bald Eagles in Utah. Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah has been posting stories, one after another, of eagles dying from a mysterious illness. So far at least 27 eagles have died. They have just discovered that it is West Nile Virus. Here is the story:

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57336899-78/virus-nile-west-wildlife.html.csp

WRCNU's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wildlife-Rehabilitation-Center-of-Northern-Utah/163724043673090


And now it is confirmed that the eagles contracted the WNV when they ate infected grebes.

Quote: Testing has confirmed that more than 50 bald eagles died in Utah after scavenging on dead grebes that had the West Nile virus, the National Wildlife Health Center said.


article here:  http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/fbf04111a0d54d1fac24290308a38ad8/UT--Dead-Bald-Eagles
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« Post / Reply #230 on: January 21, 2014, 06:00:10 PM »

Nancy Thank you for posting the updated message about Ford International Airport reversing their former policy of shooting Snowy Owls. I was unsuccessful at posting that.       thumbup
     That is distressing news about the Utah Bald Eagles and the Grebes. Even though it is an unusual event, is it considered natural?
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« Post / Reply #231 on: January 21, 2014, 07:37:23 PM »

linused, I don't know if I would call it natural, but it seems typical that one animal will become ill  when they eat a sick animal (or ingest lead from an animal that has been shot, or eat dogs that were euthanized with a poison, etc.) as stories over the past few years have shown.
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« Post / Reply #232 on: February 15, 2014, 03:20:11 PM »

Today there  is a news story in the  Halifax herald that mentions one of Nova Scotia's  wild life rehab centres
one of the patients is a snowy owl ; )



http://thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/1187195-raptors-in-rapture-new-facility-helps-rescued-birds-fly-again

Cobequid Wildlife  Center
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Brookfield, Nova Scotia, B0N1C0
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website http://cwrc.net/cms/wp/

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 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cobequid-Wildlife-Rehabilitation-Centre/134671693239334



i have posted about this center before, the veterinarian, Helene Van Doninck , was instrumental in getting the lead shot  banned in the province

these are other links to articles and vids as well


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/raptor-recovery-centre-to-open-in-hilden-1.2074283

http://www.trurodaily.com/News/Local/2013-10-11/article-3427301/-Large-raptor-flight-facility-in-Hilden-becomes-reality/1

The Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre


http://www.youtube.com/user/CobequidWildlife?feature=watch
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« Post / Reply #233 on: February 19, 2014, 01:41:59 PM »

Interesting story Imp. Getting lead shot banned is a huge accomplisment.

Here's a news story about a rehabber in our area.  Bobby and Cathy have helped some of the hawks I watch in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

http://www.fios1news.com/longisland/node/54236#.UwUS4M7WqSp
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« Post / Reply #234 on: March 05, 2014, 09:51:40 PM »

A sea lion in Fanny Bay (Vancouver Island) appears to be in trouble with a line around its neck.  This link is to a TV report on the problem.  

http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=295683&binId=1.1180928&playlistPageNum=1
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« Post / Reply #235 on: March 13, 2014, 10:39:39 AM »

Update on the story Nancy posted above.  Apparently last weekend (March 8 and 9, 2014) when the Vancouver Aquarium marine mammal rescue team went over to Fanny Bay they were unable to locate the sea lion in distress.

In the past two days a rescue has been completed.

March 12, 2014
CBC News - Sea lions rescued from slow death in Fanny Bay, B.C.

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A Vancouver Aquarium marine mammal rescue team, in partnership with Fisheries and Oceans, has successfully disentangled California and Stellar sea lions spotted on log booms in the Fanny Bay area of Vancouver Island.

Over two days, aquarium staff says the team managed to use darts to immobilize several animals, including one that was tangled in plastic packing strap.
For more of the story and video go to:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/sea-lions-rescued-from-slow-death-in-fanny-bay-b-c-1.2570471


March 13, 2014
By Staff Reporter:
Vancouver Aquarium team save sea lions entangled in plastic packaging (with video)

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Vancouver Aquarium veterinarian Dr. Martin Haulena estimates there could be up to 400 sea lions swimming along B.C.’s coast that are entangled in discarded plastic wrapping.

Haulena credited the Vancouver Aquarium Mammal Rescue Centre and a host of volunteers who helped save a sea lion from a painful life in the Fanny Bay area of Vancouver Island.

For more of the story go to: http://www.theprovince.com/news/Vancouver+Aquarium+team+save+lions+entangled+plastic+packaging+with+video/9606427/story.html

In the included video Dr. Martin Haulena, Head Veterinarian with the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal rescue team recounts the disentanglement of two sea lions.

When will people ever learn not to discard unwanted items in waters inhabited by sea life.

I understand the herring run will be / is excellent this year.  thumbup
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« Post / Reply #236 on: March 21, 2014, 09:56:18 AM »

This Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) has either Sarcoptic Mange or a skin fungus known as Dermatophytosis.  The loss of the ears makes me think this is Mange.  I don't have the equipment to catch and transport this squirrel to the wildlife hospital.  However, Lindsay has found that Mange is almost impossible to cure.  Ivermectin has been used in the past.

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