Archive Patients


Species Name (EN):
Barred Owl
Species Name (LA):
Strix varia

Mama BADO came to the Wildlife Center in early 2013, after she was likely hit by a car in Lexington, Virginia. She had significant damage to her left eye upon admission; through regular eye examinations in the months following her rescue, the veterinary team found that Mama BADO had retinal degeneration in both eyes.

Bald Eagle #16-2504

On December 10, a Bald Eagle -- likely a fourth-year bird -- was found down in a frozen swamp at Caledon State Park in King George County. A park ranger was able to capture the bird, and it was admitted later that same day to the Wildlife Center.

Eastern Gray Squirrel #16-2518

On December 14, homeowners in Staunton found an injured squirrel in their driveway. The homeowners had recently put out several rat poison stations around their yard to control the rodent population.

Bald Eagles #16-2439 and #16-2440

On November 15, two mature Bald Eagles were found down on the ground, next to a deer carcass. The birds were unable to stand and were exhibiting neurologic symptoms -- indicating possible poisoning. The birds were triaged by a permitted wildlife rehabilitator and driven to the Wildlife Center that same day.

Bald Eagle #16-1663

On July 22, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries conducted a surprise inspection of a wildlife rehabilitation facility in eastern Virginia, which resulted in the seizure of several birds of prey. Among them was Bald Eagle #16-1663 which was transferred to the Wildlife Center for evaluation and care. No medical records were sent with the birds, but social media reports state that this young eagle hatched earlier this year in Virginia Beach.

Tracking BP91

On December 22, 2015, a female Bald Eagle was released at Berkeley Plantation in Charles City County, Virginia. The hatch-year eagle was rescued from a landfill in Pulaski County in September 2015. Read more about the eagle’s history and rehabilitation here. Prior to release, the eagle was fitted with a GPS transmitter.

Bald Eagle #16-2517

On December 13, a Bald Eagle was found down in a field in Chesapeake, Virginia, unable to fly. Dr. Peach, one of the Center's veterinary interns, was in the area and was able to transport the bird back to the Wildlife Center that same evening.

Bald Eagle #16-2402

On November 5, a private citizen of Suffolk, Virginia witnessed Bald Eagle #16-2402 fail to maintain altitude while flying and watched as the bird crash-landed into a nearby marsh, where it was unable to fly away. A certified wildlife rehabilitator retrieved the eagle, which was then presented to the Wildlife Center of Virginia the following day.

Eastern Screech-owl #16-2185

On September 28, an Eastern Screech-owl was rescued in Rockbridge County after being attacked by a cat. Free-roaming cats attack a variety of wild animals, including small mammals,snakes, amphibians, songbirds, and occasionally small raptors. Cat attack victims have a low chance of survival, even if they receive medical treatment quickly.

Northern Saw-whet Owl #16-2362