Port Louisa Bald Eagle

eagle admitted from Port Louisa Admission Date: 21 September 2015
Outcome: Released, 23 June 2016 at SOAR
Location of Rescue: Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge
Cause of Admission / Condition: Grounded; likely hit by vehicle
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories

SOAR received a call that staff at Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge had an adult eagle that had been hit by a vehicle that needed help. After many texts and phone calls… a refuge volunteer drove the eagle west to meet up with SOAR friend Marla. This female was full of cockle-burs, missing about half of her tail feathers, and had blood in the mouth when Marla did a quick look over. She was given fluids, the base of her tail feathers cleaned and slathered with antibiotic ointment.


19 May 2016
Her tail feathers are not in the best shape, so will release at SOAR to monitor, if needed. Release will happen after area eaglets are bigger!

25 February 2016
She has been in a 10x20 flight room to monitor food intake.

19 November 2015
Ready for the flight pen.

3 November 2015
Perching and starting flight attempts.

10 October 2015
Standing now but not putting equal weight on both feet yet, has been moved to a larger area to give her more room to stand. Kay is thinking pelvic injury and those take quite some time to heal.

24 September 2015
She can move one foot, but is not wanting to stand.

Port Louisa eagle

Port Louisa eagle admitted September 2015 was released at SOAR on 23 June 2016. Yes this eagle took off with one of Kay’s gloves… and dropped before went much further.




Port Louisa admit

Photo taken of 21 September 2015 admit from Port Louisa NWR on 19 November.