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Bird fest in B.C.'s Columbia Valley features nature walks, canoe trips

Festivals and Fun

Bird fest in B.C.'s Columbia Valley features nature walks, canoe trips

By The Canadian Press

INVERMERE, B.C. - The upper Columbia Valley is the setting for the annual Wings Over the Rockies Bird Festival, with guided nature walks, canoe trips, art exhibits and workshops.

The wetlands along the Columbia River in southeast B.C. serve as breeding areas for numerous bird species. In the 150-kilometre stretch between Canal Flats and Spillimacheen, over 265 species have been recorded.
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Hotel Captain Cook's going to the birds for a good reason

Wildlife News

Anchorage Daily News    
 


ELISE PATKOTAK


(03/17/09 18:36:51)

We call him Kodi because he came from Kodiak Island. He's a Northwestern crow, one of the stars of Bird TLC's education program. And Saturday night, if you head over to the Hotel Captain Cook, you'll be able to see him doing what he does best -- accepting cash from all donors to help pay for his fellow birds when they are sick and injured. Hand him a bill -- preferably a large one --and he will drop it in the cash jar at his feet. Hand him a worm after that and he will love you forever
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Bald Eagle Recovering at Wildlife Center

Conservation & Preservation
 
Q13 FOX News

March 16, 2009

A bald eagle is at the Sarvey Wildlife Center in Arlington recovering after it was injured on I-5 Sunday afternoon.

A couple of good Samaritans and Washington State Patrol blocked off traffic near the UW.

Troopers covered the bird with a blanket and carried it off to the side of the road.
     
The animal was taken to the Sarvey Wildlife Center in Arlington where workers believe he is suffering from a concussion.

They do not believe the bird was hit by a car but say high winds could have knocked the eagle into a barrier.

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Three Valley men arrested for investigation of eagle poaching

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
The Associated Press

SPOKANE -- Four men accused of killing and selling bald and golden eagles and other protected birds were arrested Thursday by federal agents.
The arrests were made by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Justice Department after an undercover investigation into the trade for eagle parts and feathers.
Arrested were Ricky Sam Wahchumwah of Granger; Alfred L. Hawk Jr. of White Swan; William Wahsise, also of White Swan; and Reginald Dale Akeen, also known as J.J. Lonelodge, of Anadarko, Okla. All were arrested for investigation of violating the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the Lacey Act.
The three men from Washington were in custody in Spokane, and did not make a court appearance Thursday, said Joan Jewett of the FWS in Portland. Akeen was in custody in another state, she said.
A complaint filed in federal court in Eastern Washington alleges that Hawk sold undercover agents a bald eagle tail, two golden eagle tails, one set of golden eagle wings, four red-shafted northern flicker tails, four rough-legged hawk tails and two northern harrier tails, all for $3,000.A second complaint contends Hawk and Wahsise hunted and killed three bald eagles by sitting near some wild horses killed to bait and attract the birds.

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'Special bird' Brian is dead

Wildlife News

Bald eagle had been fitted with beak prostheses after being shot eight years ago
Canwest News Service
Published: Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Brian, a bald eagle that attracted international attention after it received a one-of-a-kind prosthetic beak, has died.

The eagle had lived at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre near Nanaimo since 2001, when it was treated for a severe gunshot wound that destroyed most of the top portion of its beak.

The injured bird was nursed back to health by centre manager Robin Campbell.

"He was a very special bird," Campbell said.

The bird's remarkable recovery was aided by his namesake, dentist Brian Andrews, who with Victoria denturist Fred Leak designed the first in a series of unique beak prostheses. Leak took over the remaining designs and manufacturing of the prostheses.

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