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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On Tuesday March 31, 2015 the Truro Carvers donated 12 hand carved & hand painted pine nesting boxes to the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre (CWRC). Dr. Helene Van Doninck, cofounder of the CWRC received the kind donation at Hilden Elementary on Tuesday night.These beautiful nest boxes will become homes for some lucky birds in Nova […]