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Newest Update on Crash the Golden Eagle

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photo courtesy of Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah

From the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah's website:

""Crash” the golden eagle who flew through the windshield of a semi-truck traveling at 70 MPH was taken in today for his final checkup. Dr Folland of Parrish Creek Veterinary Clinic in Centerville Utah removed four steel pins from Crash’s right wing, checked both eyes and announced that “after a couple weeks of flexing, stretching and flying he should be ready for release” back into his home territory in Summit County."


Read the rest of the story here:

http://www.wrcnu.org/pages/full_story/push?article-%E2%80%9CCrash%E2%80%9D+the+Golden+Eagle+Given+%E2%80%9CGreen+Light%E2%80%9D+after+Final+Checkup+-9-17-09-%20&id=3646626&instance=lead_story_left_column

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Injured Osprey reunited with fellow birds

Conservation & Preservation

 

Birds of a feather: Recuperated animal returns to the wild

By Robert Barron, Daily NewsAugust 25, 2009

 
Ferry passengers waiting to travel from Nanaimo to Gabriola Island on Monday morning were treated to rare close encounter with a large bird of prey.

A young osprey, affectionately known as "Ozzy," was rescued by crew members on the MV Quinsam when they stepped in to save the fledgling raptor after it was attacked in mid-air by a bald eagle on Aug. 2 during what may have been its maiden flight.

After spending the past three weeks recuperating from the incident at a facility in Delta, Ozzy was released in the ferry parking lot on Monday morning by Lorinne Anderson from Cedar's Wildaid and was almost immediately joined in flight by a larger pair of ospreys. Anderson speculated they may have been Ozzy's parents.

 

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http://www.canada.com/Injured+Osprey+reunited+with+fellow+birds/1927257/story.html

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Norfolk eagle treated for Avian Pox can't be released to the wild

Conservation & Preservation

 

 10:34 AM EDT on Monday, August 24, 2009 

By 13News  

Courtesy Wildlife Center of Virginia

The eagle on a perch in his new pen.

 

WAYNESBORO – The eagle born at Norfolk Botanical Garden last year and relocated to Waynesboro for treatment of Avian Pox will never be released to the wild, officials at The Wildlife Center of Virginia said Monday.

While the eagle doesn’t have an official name, fans from the WVEC.com Eagle Cam have nicknamed him Poink, Buddy and Easter.

He’s been a patient at the center since May.

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http://www.wvec.com/news/topstories/stories/wvec_local_082409_norfolk_eagle_not_releasable.10ff10757.html

 

 

 

 

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Eagle-nest protection helps species soar in Ariz.

Conservation & Preservation

 

Arizona's threatened bald- eagle population grew by near-record numbers during the 2009 nesting season but only under tightly controlled conditions that separate birds from most human contact.

By early August, 47 eaglets had taken flight for the first time, the second-highest number to reach the milestone, according to the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

 

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http://www.azcentral.com/community/pinal/articles/2009/08/10/20090810env-eagles0810.html

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American Bird Conservancy Petition to EPA

Conservation & Preservation

courtesy: http://www.abcbirds.org/index.html

 

American Bird Conservancy Petition to EPA to Revoke Import Tolerances of 13 pesticides

 

American Bird Conservancy (ABC) requests that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revoke the import tolerances for the following pesticides: cadusafos, cyproconazole, diazinon, dithianon, diquat, dimethoate, fenamiphos, mevinphos, methomyl, naled, phorate, terbufos, and dichlorvos. These pesticides are highly toxic to birds, and are used in crops that many species of U.S. migratory birds use as habitat during the winter months when they migrate to Latin America. All of the pesticide uses for these tolerances have been cancelled in the U.S., most with the determination that they present environmental risks to birds. Approval or maintenance of import tolerances for hazardous pesticides is tantamount to giving U.S. approval to foreign countries for the use of pesticides known to present hazards to U.S. migratory birds. American Bird Conservancy believes it is the obligation of the EPA under the requirements of Executive Order 13186 to avoid or rescind regulatory actions that adversely affect migratory birds.

Billions of U.S. migratory birds over-winter in countries that currently have registrations for these pesticides, including the major countries listed for importation of coffee, bananas, citrus, other fruits, and vegetables. Many coffee farms (especially shade grown) resemble a natural rain forest, and provide valuable habitat for neotropical migratory birds. These birds may potentially be exposed to pesticides that have import tolerances. Maintaining a U.S. import tolerance allows Central and South American countries to continue using these pesticides on crops for which the U.S. has already determined there are unacceptable risks for protected U.S. migratory birds. American Bird Conservancy believes the EPA must act immediately to protect U.S. migratory birds on their wintering grounds as well as in the U.S. by cancelling import tolerances for these pesticides. Doing so will not only potentially save millions of neotropical migratory birds but will also encourage the use of legal, safer pesticides and non-chemical practices by foreign growers, at least for those crops that are imported into the U.S.

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