Hospital Stories

Waterbirds coated in mystery substance treated at Lindsay

Jan. 20th, 2015 |

Lindsay Wildlife Museum’s rehabilitation hospital has treated waterbirds coated in a mystery substance from along the East Bay Shoreline. Some of these birds have been transferred to International Bird Rescue for continued care. Some Lindsay Wildlife Museum volunteers are helping with the response efforts at the shoreline. If you find a bird, please place it in […]

Burrowing Owl in care at Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Nov. 24th, 2014 |

A Burrowing Owl is one of Lindsay Wildlife’s most recent hospital patients. On Friday, November 21, 2014, he struck a window at Oakland International Airport and suffered bruising and wing damage on his right side. The owl is now in homecare receiving extended treatment and the outlook for a successful release looks promising. Check back […]

Red-shouldered hawk released in Larkey Park

Aug. 18th, 2014 |

Last week, the wildlife rehabilitation hospital at Lindsay Wildlife Museum released a young Red-shouldered hawk at Larkey Park, right next to the museum. The animal was brought to the wildlife hospital from only two blocks away in mid-June with a broken wing and inflammation associated with the injury. The immature fledgling was treated for its […]

Vote on the name for Lindsay Wildlife Museum’s newest ambassador!

Aug. 1st, 2014 |

Lindsay Wildlife Museum is set to debut its newest animal ambassador, a male American kestrel, and the public has the opportunity to select the name through online voting August 1-15, 2014. The kestrel will be featured in public programming including school tours, classes, exhibit hall presentations and on-site birthday parties. This kestrel was originally found […]

Patient of the Week: Western Screech Owl

Jul. 21st, 2014 |

A young Western Screech Owl was admitted on July 13, with a fractured humerus (a long bone in the wing). As it was found in the middle of the road, we suspect it was hit by a vehicle. Because birds have lightweight bones and feathers, we cannot put a “cast” on a wing. For this […]

LWE Encounters app is now available for iPhone

Jun. 26th, 2014 |

LWE Encounters, Lindsay Wildlife Experience’s mobile app for iPhone is now available for free download in the iTunes Store.  The app allows Bay Area residents to learn about local wildlife and share wildlife photos and experiences via social media. LWE Encounters is the culmination of a nearly year-long partnership between Lindsay Wildlife and Saint Mary’s […]

Patient of the Week: Golden Eagle

Jun. 24th, 2014 |

Earlier this month, a Golden eagle fledgling treated at Lindsay Wildlife Museum’s rehabilitation hospital was released in a rural part of Alameda County. The nine-week-old bird was brought to Lindsay Wildlife Museum by a family who owned a nearby stable and found the young bird in distress. Upon arrival, the Golden eagle was treated for […]

Patient of the Week: Red-shouldered hawk fledglings

Jun. 5th, 2014 |

On May 30, three young Red-shouldered hawks were found in a box at the front door of Lindsay Wildlife Museum’s rehabilitation hospital. The fledglings are healthy and eating well. Wildlife hospital staff estimates the animals to be about four weeks old. The birds will move from the hospital to artificial nests to begin fledging later […]

LWE Encounters app for iPhone

May. 29th, 2014 |

After a nearly year-long partnership, Lindsay Wildlife Museum and Saint Mary’s College of California now offer an LWE Encounters, a mobile app for iPhone. LWE Encounters and the partnership between Lindsay Wildlife Experience and Saint Mary’s College of California was made possible by a 2014 grant through the Science Education for New Civic Engagement and […]

Hospital Patient of the Week: Osprey

May. 22nd, 2014 |

An adult osprey was admitted to the wildlife hospital on May 20. It was found at Los Vaqueros Reservoir, entangled in fishing line, unable to fly. Hospital staff removed the line and veterinarian Dr. Purdin did a thorough exam. Fortunately, there were no injuries. After a night of recovery in a large aviary, it was returned […]