Birds

‘Stitch,’ a juvenile bald eagle, was rescued by Juneau Raptor Center with a chest wound on Aug. 13 and transferred to the Alaska Raptor Center. He’s currently recovering from surgery, and the ARC specialists are optimistic, said JRC general manager Kathy Benner. (Courtesy photo / Juneau Raptor Center)

Juneau Raptor Center dealing with rain of injured eagles

Eight raptor casualties in a matter of weeks is a worrisome spike.

 

A red-breasted sapsucker braces its strong central tail feathers against the tree trunk. Mary F. Willson notes the bird is not excavating. (Courtesy Photo / Kerry Howard)
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How tails help birds get ahead

Focusing on particular uses of tails that have special functions.

 

A pair of bald eagles lay on the beach near Auke Bay after locking talons and falling from the sky on June 9, 2020, a somewhat common behavior. The Juneau Raptor Center has had an active spring, handling half a dozen calls about bald eagles in the last week and rescuing other birds as well. (Courtesy photo | Kevin Henderson)

It was a busy week for Juneau Raptor Center

Half a dozen bald eagles and other birds have needed help.

A pair of bald eagles lay on the beach near Auke Bay after locking talons and falling from the sky on June 9, 2020, a somewhat common behavior. The Juneau Raptor Center has had an active spring, handling half a dozen calls about bald eagles in the last week and rescuing other birds as well. (Courtesy photo | Kevin Henderson)
The Juneau Raptor Center received an injured adult male bald eagle rescued from Skagway on March 31, 2020. (Courtesy art | Juneau Raptor Center)
The Juneau Raptor Center received an injured adult male bald eagle rescued from Skagway on March 31, 2020. (Courtesy art | Juneau Raptor Center)
A pair of bald eagles was rescued Monday by the Juneau Raptor Center after sustaining unknown injuries near Lemon Creek, March 2, 2020. The eagles will be cared for in Juneau for now but could eventually be sent to the Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Raptor Center)
A pair of bald eagles was rescued Monday by the Juneau Raptor Center after sustaining unknown injuries near Lemon Creek, March 2, 2020. The eagles will be cared for in Juneau for now but could eventually be sent to the Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Raptor Center)
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                                Stephen Lewis, a researcher with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, gives a presentation on golden eagles in Alaska at University of Alaska Southeast on Thursday.
Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire
                                Stephen Lewis, a researcher with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, gives a presentation on golden eagles in Alaska at University of Alaska Southeast on Thursday.
Members of the Juneau Audubon Society pose for a picture with members of the Idea Homeschool Program team at the FIRST Lego League competition to commend their novel approach to reducing bird strikes. The competition was at Centennial Hall on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (Alexia Kiefer | Courtesy Photo)

Students recognized for idea to stop birds from flying into windows

Bird strikes claim more than 1 billion birds a year.

Members of the Juneau Audubon Society pose for a picture with members of the Idea Homeschool Program team at the FIRST Lego League competition to commend their novel approach to reducing bird strikes. The competition was at Centennial Hall on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (Alexia Kiefer | Courtesy Photo)
A juvenile male golden eagle was rescued off of Egan Drive and sent to the Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka after being struck by a car Nov. 19, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)
A juvenile male golden eagle was rescued off of Egan Drive and sent to the Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka after being struck by a car Nov. 19, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)
A juvenile male golden eagle was rescued off of Egan Drive by the Juneau Raptor Center after being struck by a car Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kathy Benner)
A juvenile male golden eagle was rescued off of Egan Drive by the Juneau Raptor Center after being struck by a car Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kathy Benner)

Raven with dart in head euthanized

Chances are low of finding the person who shot the dart.

Learn how to identify birds in winter

Many local birds have new, winter plumage, and Juneau Audubon Society wants to enable folks to pick out the new-look birds. Juneau Audubon Society will… Continue reading

A doe is mirrored by her reflection as she forages in the pond. (Courtesy Photo | Pam Bergeson)

In search of cranes

Our boots rustled noisily through the tall sedges and sweetgale shrubs as we wended our way into the wetland. When we stopped to listen, we… Continue reading

A doe is mirrored by her reflection as she forages in the pond. (Courtesy Photo | Pam Bergeson)