Every Wild Life Matters

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The crow seen in the above photo was admitted to AIWC near the end of May 2017 after being found in a northeast Calgary backyard, unable to fly. AIWC staff are unsure what happened to the crow. He suffered a fracture to his right humerus and right radius. The crow underwent surgery at AIWC and… Read more »

Birds of a Feather: Some of Alberta’s Most Common Bird Species

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They’re tapping at our windows, singing us morning songs and tantalizing Alberta’s felines, but who exactly are these little feathered friends? Aside from the obvious red-breasted robins or black-capped chickadees, how much do you know about Alberta’s most common birds? Below is a brief introduction to Alberta birds! Be prepared to wow your friends with… Read more »

Donation Items Needed for AIWC Garage Sale!!

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Are there things you want to purge during your spring cleaning? If so, you’re just in time to donate much needed items to AIWC’s upcoming garage sale!!  The last opportunity to donate items is June 3rd from 11 – 2 at the AIWC property. Tell your friends, your family and your colleagues!  Thank your for your… Read more »

Ducklings and Goslings, Oh My!

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Is there anything more endearing than a baby bird? Whether it’s a fluffy yellow-brown duckling, a waddling gosling or even a wide-eyed owl baby, baby birds have a soft spot in every wildlife lover’s heart. And with the blooms and greenery of spring come the birth of wildlife babies around Alberta. AIWC has been receiving… Read more »

Poisons and Predators

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This blog post is inspired by a recent bald eagle patient who was admitted to AIWC due to lead poisoning. I want to explore the different reasons behind how and why wildlife can become poisoned. Some birds of prey die from secondary poisoning after feeding on waterfowl or deer containing lead shot as a result… Read more »