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Bald Eagle #19-1678

On June 17, a private citizen in Poquoson, Virginia saw an immature Bald Eagle on the ground and called the local police department. An officer went to the rescue location and called local permitted wildlife rehabilitator Dana Lusher, who in turn, called a local registered volunteer transporter who regularly makes trips between Hampton Roads and the Wildlife Center. The eagle sat on a bench before it hopped off and was able to be captured.

Turkey Vulture #19-2282

On July 20, citizens found a young Turkey Vulture by the side of the road in Franklin County, Virginia. There were no adult vultures present, and due to the odd location, they decided to take the bird to the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke. The following day, the vulture was transferred to the Wildlife Center for further treatment.

Bald Eagle #19-1573

On June 13, an adult Bald Eagle was rescued in Accomack County. The bird was found eating in a ditch near a poultry processing plant and was unable to fly away. A local wildlife rehabilitator rescued the eagle; although the bird was unable to fly, it was feisty and mobile, and the rehabilitator had to chase the grounded bird through briars to rescue it. Once the eagle was captured, the rehabilitator transferred the bird to the Wildlife Center for assessment and treatment.

Bald Eagle #19-1013

On May 19, the Wildlife Center of Virginia admitted an immature Bald Eagle from Accomack County. The bird was seen standing on a woodpile for an extended amount of time; rescuers noted that the bird was often hanging his head and appeared to be unable to fly. The bird was captured and taken to a local permitted wildlife rehabilitator before a registered volunteer transporter drove the eagle to the Center.

Barn Owlets 2019

On April 22, five Barn Owl hatchlings [#19-0522, #19-0523, #19-0524, #19-0525, and #19-0526] were admitted to the Wildlife Center. The hatchlings were accidently loaded into a semi-truck full of hay in Casa Grande, Arizona and were found while unloading the truck in Crozet, Virginia. Barn Owls are a native species in Virginia, but because these Barn Owls were from out-of-state, the Wildlife Center needed to obtain permission from DGIF to rehabilitate the birds; the Center was given permission to rehabilitate the five young birds, a process which will take several months.

Bald Eagle #19-1666

On June 15, a mature Bald Eagle was found down on the ground fighting with another eagle at the King George County landfill. The eagle was rescued and taken to the Wild Bunch Wildlife Rehabilitation for treatment. The eagle was banded and was wearing a transmitter, which was reported to Conservation Science Global, Inc.

Bald Eagle #19-1560

On Wednesday, June 12, an adult Bald Eagle reportedly "fell from the sky" at a landfill in Campbell County. A conservation police officer was able to respond to the scene and transported the eagle to the Wildlife Center that same night.

Laughing Gull #19-2182

On July 15, citizens were driving from Virginia Beach to Harrisonburg, Virginia, when they felt something bump into their car around the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. They didn’t see anything on the road or around them and continued their journey. In Harrisonburg, they were surprised to discover an injured Laughing Gull in the open bed of the trailer they were pulling – likely the source of the “bump” at the tunnel!

Black Bear #19-1419

On Friday, June 7, the Wildlife Center admitted a young adult male Black Bear from Rappahannock County. The bear had signs of severe mange and was able to be trapped and transported by a biologist with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Bog Turtle #19-0945

On May 13, an adult male Bog Turtle was found by a road in southwest Virginia. The turtle was taken to the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke to be stabilized and was transferred to the Wildlife Center the following day.

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