Songbirds

Cedar Waxwings at the CWRC

4 Sep , 2016   Video

Cedar waxings

Four young cedar waxwing birds in care at the nursery of the CWRC. At different stages of development. The youngest being hand fed some blueberries.

Barn Swallow, Endangered

Barn Swallow Emergency Surgery

2 Sep , 2016   Video

A juvenile Barn Swallow was found hanging upside down from its nest by a horse hair wrapped tightly around its leg. The hair was constricting the leg and cut deeply into it. The bird was thin but bright. It was taken to the CWRC where it was assessed and the decision was made to try […]

Eagles

CWRC Live Stream

2 Sep , 2016  

  Live Stream of Patients in our care (Under Construction)

Merlin, X-Ray

Merlin X-Rays and Photo Superimposition

28 Aug , 2016  

Superimposition of x-ray and merlin photo

Here’s a superimposition of an x-ray over a photo of a merlin patient. The merlin that was struck by a car. It is under anesthetic for the procedure. The wings are briefly taped in place in order to position them for the x-ray. The feathers make them look a lot larger than they really are.

Eagles, Release

Eagle Released After 7 Months Rehabilitation

26 Aug , 2016   Video

On Jan 20th 2016 we received a call about an injured eagle that had been found unconscious in a pool of blood near Milford, Nova Scotia. When it arrived at our centre we were expecting the worst a probable hit by car with multiple fractures and an eventual euthanasia. When the bird arrived it was […]

Barred Owl, Owls

Barred Owl Release

26 Aug , 2016  

Rehabilitated Barred Owl in a Dog Crate Before Return to the wild.

Released this little cutie tonight near Sydney. We got her over a year ago with a bad fracture of her shoulder blade and collarbone. That healed great but it took her FOREVER to replace damaged feathers 🙂 It finally happened and she flew off beautifully tonight! Can you tell Murdo didn’t take this pic and […]

Big Jeezley, Eagles

The Big Jeezley Eagle Watch

25 Jul , 2016   Video

The Big Jeezley Eagle Watch Campaign (click here to donate) The Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre (CWRC) is a registered non-profit charity dedicated to the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife so that they can be returned to the wild.We specialize in raptors, large birds of prey, especially bald eagles.In 2013, after 6 years of planning […]

Eagles, Release

Eagle Release

19 Jul , 2015   Video

Today we released a juvenile bald eagle that had been in our care since July 2014. He arrived at the CWRC as an emaciated nestling. He was extremely thin, unable to fly and missing all his tail feathers. He was provided fluids and medication to stabilize and prepare him for a long rehabilitation. Initially he […]

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Meet Ronald Weasel-y

17 Jul , 2015  

This little guy is a weasel. He was probably only a few hours old when he was grabbed, injured and orphaned by a free roaming pet cat. He was so small his eyes were not even opened yet and could fit with room to spare on the palm of your hand. He had some deep […]

Robin, Songbirds

Helping Migratory Birds During Winter Conditions

8 Apr , 2015  

A robin red breast

Many migratory species have arrived this year to widespread snow and  frozen ground. This has impacted their ability to locate food sources to  meet their natural diet requirements. Species like robins and woodcock eat very specific food which makes it harder to offer things they might eat. We’ve been getting many questions about whether to […]