Lindsay Wildlife Experience Releases Rehabilitated Red-Tailed Hawk

Bird found at Phillips Refinery goes back into the wild thanks to Lindsay Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital

WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. —August 2, 2018— Lindsay Wildlife Experience announces the release of a fledgling Red-Tailed Hawk in Crockett, Calif. , on August 2. The bird was released near the site where it was found, just outside the gates of the Phillips 66 refinery in Rodeo.

Workers there found the bird crouched and laying on the ground near the road in June. They brought him to Lindsay Wildlife where veterinary staff worked to figure out what was wrong with the hawk. The bird had a laceration that Lindsay staff cleaned and treated and radiographs revealed a fracture in his leg which was causing him to have trouble hunting. This left him emaciated but after a few weeks of medication, care and rest at Lindsay the red-tailed was ready to be back where he belonged: The wild!

On Thursday August 2, 2018, along with one of the very rescuers who found the bird, Lindsay successfully returned the hawk into the sky!

“These moments are always gratifying,” said Lindsay Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital Manager Aireo Shipman. “These animals getting back out to where they belong is why we do what we do at Lindsay.”


About Lindsay Wildlife Experience:

Lindsay connects people with wildlife to inspire responsibility and respect for the world we share. A unique natural history and environmental education center where live wild animals are just inches away from visitors, Lindsay serves more than 100,000 children and adults each year. Home to the first wildlife rehabilitation hospital established in the U.S., Lindsay treats more than 5,600 animals annually.