Saturday, October 27, 2007


Last night was Owl-o-ween at Goldenview Middle School. If you didn't make it, you missed a really good time. Here's the birds you missed, Magpie, Barred Owl, Great Gray Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Great Horned Owl, Boreal Owl, 2 Snowy Owls and a Bald Eagle.

We had a great time, I hope you did to.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


Bird Treatment and Learning Center



Come celebrate Halloween with live owls. Get up close and learn about the life histories of wild birds. Kids, dress up for the costume contest and win an education program for your class. There will be snacks and treats.

Friday, Oct 26

5-8 PM

Golden Middle School

15800 Goldenview Drive


Tale Rabbit Creek exit off of the New Seward Hwy, follow Rabbit Creek Road up the hill to Goldenview. Turn right on Goldenview Drive and then take the first right into the school parking lot.

Admission is free, but a $5 or $10 dollar per family donation is suggested.

This is a family event and children need to be supervised by an adult.

For more information, call

Bird TLC


Sunday, October 21, 2007

Update please

Between Blogger being a pain, my business going wild and doing some serious animal sitting, I haven't had a lot of time to post. Let's see if I can bring everyone up to date. Winter is on its way and it's time for the migrators to leave and the winter dwellers to get climatized.

Our birds from Barrow are gone. The Snowy was flown to Cold Bay and is being released this weekend. The Swans were taken down along Turnagain Arm and released with other Swans by Cindy and Todd Palmatier on their wedding anniversary along with a duck who recovered from a broken leg.

Cindy's evaluating a Short Eared Owl to see if it can make it in our Education Program. If not, it will get placed elsewhere.

For those who have asked, One Wing is doing fine without Ol' Witch. His mew is pretty big now.

More to come.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Swans from Barrow

In just a couple days I've been to the airport twice to pick up swans that were flown in from Barrow. After examination they were found to have very minor injuries, nothing to prevent them from migrating south.

Both being very young, probably this years bird, it's hard to determine what type of swan these are. The possibilities are Tundra and Trumpeter Sans.

What do you think?

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Birds Eye View

There's a new blog in town. This one is a little on the different side though. It's from the birds eye view. It's called Petra's Adventures.

Petra is a Bald Eagle with Bird TLC's Education Program. In this blog she tells of her adventures around Alaska with Todd, her caretaker and presenter. This is new to both of them. Todd became her presenter after extensive training from Alex and Cindy of TLC this past summer. Leslie, her previous presenter, was killed in an auto accident last December. Petra lived with her 14 years.

That's enough from me. If you want more go to Petra's Adventures.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Eagle update

BE 07-36 is now named Cessna (it was prop hit). X-rays do show a broken pelvis. Not much we can do with that except make it as comfortable as possible while it heals on its own. It must be because it's standing and walking, slow but it has a lot of will power.

BE 07-37 came from Tok. It had got caught in a trap but was able to take off with the trap. Eventually the trap was too much weight
and it crash landed in a river where a couple folks saw it. They were able to lasso it and bring it into their boat. They were able to get the trap off but the bird being so aggressive wouldn't let them get the lasso off. So it came to TLC with the lasso attached. No breaks but the trap did cut to the bone. Cindy said we'll have to watch and see if it was bone bruised and any complications it might bring. It's a good eater though.