Eagles, Lead, Lead Poisoning

Mature Bald Eagle Poisoned by Lead

20 Nov , 2019  

  On Friday, November 15, a mature bald eagle was admitted to the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. She was underweight and had a broken wing. Her blood lead levels were so high that the Lead Care II machine couldn’t read them, and lead fragments were visible in her gizzard on X-rays. Lead poisoned birds loose […]

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Big Jeezley, Eagles, Lead

March 21, 2018 (2018-025)

5 Jun , 2019  

This mature bald eagle was admitted on March 21, 2018. She was found grounded, exhibiting signs of neurological issues and covere in some kind of organic oil or grease. She was examined and blood was drawn to test or lead. The lead level was quite high which explained the neurological symptoms. We also took x-rays […]

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Eagles, fish hook, Lead, Lead Poisoning, Release, X-Ray

Fish Hook Removed from Eagle Wing

20 May , 2018   Video

A mature bald eagle was found on the lawn of a resident in Masstown, Nova Scotia with a fish hook in its wing and beak. The resident was able to cut the barb of the hook and free the bird’s beak. It was then brought to the CWRC for treatment. After a physical exam we […]

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Eagles, Lead, Lead Poisoning

Latest Lead Poisoned Bald Eagle at CWRC

23 Feb , 2017   Gallery

This mature male bald eagle was admitted to the CWRC. Tested positive for lead poisoning. Anemic but not too emaciated. Still quite strong and feisty, good signs.

Big Jeezley, Eagles, Lead, Lead Poisoning, News

CTV News story on the lead poisoned eagles

28 Jan , 2017  

Lead Poisoned Bald Eagle

CTV News Atlantic speaks with CWRC Veterinarian Helene Van Doninck about the recent death of 3 lead poisoned bald eagles at the centre.

Eagles, Lead, Lead Poisoning

3rd Lead Poisoned Eagle at CWRC this Year

26 Jan , 2017   Gallery

Mature male Bald eagle Lead Poisoned

Today we admitted a mature male bald eagle. It tested positive for lead. This is the third eagle we have admitted for lead poisoning this year and the 5th bird. This bird is very emaciated and its blood lead level is very high. We have begun chelation treatment but its prognosis is poor. This is […]