Greetings fellow wildlife lovers!

This month we are starting to think about the holidays (wow!).
Lots of eagles, our partner story with the AVC, lovely pictures of waterbirds,
and did we mention we have a calendar?
Get yours today! 
And also.. 

read on!
Our Red Bubble online store is ready for the holidays,
are you??
We’ve updated our online store with new designs and products!!
Check out our charming Happy Owlidays and Merry Christmas cards, postcards, stickers and pins plus adult, small and kids’ masks and an adorable long sleeved baby onesie and cushions and T shirts and notebooks and more!! 

Click here to head to our Red Bubble store!

The Eagle Shuffle
We’ve been very busy with our revolving door of eagles.
Eagles in, eagles out, eagles moving through the recovery spaces.
Generally, this is how the eagles move through their time at the centre…
  1. Intake exam then into an eagle box in the nursery where they can be weighed and given any medications or wound management etc and be closely monitored.
  2. Move into a larger individual enclosure outside – can still monitor behaviour and feedings etc while allowing them more freedom to move and feel the fresh air and elements.
  3. Move into the big eagle flyway where they can stretch their wings and fly. They can use high and low perches, socialise with other eagles, bathe in the pools, build up muscle mass and flight strength.
  4. Then the final catch and…release!
Tips and Rosie are two of the bald eagles who returned to the wilderness this month! They were released in their home territory on Oct 4. 2020.
Enjoy this beautiful release video
click here (only 50 seconds!) 
Shot by Dr Jessica (Vounteer vet) with a lovely piano composition soundtrack by Murdo (Cofounder of CWRC)

CWRC and the AVC

We have a wonderful ongoing relationship with the Atlantic Veterinary College on PEI and would like to share a success story of this partnership. Please enjoy the beautiful photography and words of PEI photographer Brian Mcinnes from a recent collaborative eagle rehab and release.
Oh and be sure to check out more of his gorgeous photography here.

‘Spud’, the bald eagle that was found injured on the side of the road in Augustine Cove earlier this year, was released back where he was found after care and recovery at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown and the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Nova Scotia.

The bird was released Saturday October 24, 2020 by Brenda Boates, operations manager of the centre, AVC wildlife technician Fiep de Bie and Jessica Rock, a volunteer veterinarian at the CWRC.
De Bie said that when the eagle came to the college he was ‘extremely thin and his feathering wasn’t great either so he may have been on the ground for a while, but the main thing was that he was really emaciated.”

Since it was still unknown what happened to the bird and the technicians and veterinarians were unsure of its flying capabilities, it was decided to send it to the CWRC in Nova Scotia where it could be assessed and build up its strength.
“We took the bird into the CWRC to allow him to build up his flight muscles and get conditioned by flying in the raptor flyway,” said Brenda Boates, operations manager at the CWRC.

For the full story by Brian McInnes click here 

for your viewing pleasure

We’ve seen a lot of waterbirds over the past couple of months and I, one of your humble newsletter scribes, have a particular fondness for these beautiful birds. Why not take a moment out of your day to stop, breathe and enjoy the beauty of these stunning webbed creatures. 

Have you got your CWRC calendar yet?

Last chance to get our stunning 2021 wildlife calendars.
We are only printing what is presold!
Payment must be received by November 2 at 6pm Atlantic Standard Time.

The calendar features wildlife images by our own Murdo Messer and 100% of proceeds will go toward the rehabilitation of wildlife at the CWRC. 
To order yours today, click here!

If you'd like to see the Big Jeezley eagle flyway in action RIGHT NOW - you can!
Check out our live eagle cams 24/7!
click here and note there are multiple camera options to click on to see the entire flyway - watch them eat, poop, bathe, play and more! 

Stay safe and take care of each other!

Thank you for your continued support!
From all of us here at the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre,
we couldn't do what we do without you.
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