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 is receiving regular physiotherapy with staff. He will recover at AIWC’s facility until he is well enough to be released into the wild.
Crows, which are part of the corvidae family, have often been seen a nuisance due to their abundance, loud calls and fearless manner. However, these highly intelligent birds are actually beneficial to humans as they consume large quantities of insects and pests (“Crows & Magpies”). For more information on the ingenuity and intelligence of crows, see https://www.aiwc.ca/holy-crow/.
AIWC operated on the tenet that “every wild life matters”, no matter how small or common the animal may be. Each creature found in our province plays an important role in Alberta’s ecosystems.
In 2016, AIWC treated 1,889 wild animals and helped hundreds more by assisting the public with wildlife-related issues. AIWC welcomes wildlife of all sizes and prevalence, from crows to moose calves.
Are you interested in helping AIWC’s efforts to care for Alberta’s wildlife? Visit https://www.aiwc.ca/support-us/ to find out how you can get involved today!
“Crows & Magpies.” Crows & Magpies / Alberta Environment and Parks, 19 Feb. 2014, <https://aep.alberta.ca/fish-wildlife/human-wildlife-conflict/crows-magpies.aspx>.