Injured eagle in Lake Forest Park

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Healthy eagle dining at Bitter Lake
Photo by Bruce Hill
By Donna Hawkey

An injured eagle was last seen this past Monday on the grounds of the LFP Water District on 178th St in the Brookside Triangle Neighborhood.

If seen again, it is important to stay with him if possible so that he can be rescued. Keep a good distance away so that you don’t cause him any additional stress.

Call PAWS in Lynnwood at 425-412-4040, give them your location and tell them you will stay with the eagle until they arrive and can follow it, if necessary.
PAWS is short staffed, and very busy right now, but they try to reach a site within an hour.

If PAWS staff are not available, call the Sarvey Wildlife Care Center, 360-435-4817 in Arlington. They routinely take eagles and serve several counties, including King.

The eagle is reported to look weak but could still be saved if found in time.

Another report said the eagle was seen in the bushes, but laying down with only his white head visible, so you may want to look carefully through any bushes on your property.

If the eagle carcass is found, note that tribal members have treaty rights for the use of its feathers and body parts for ceremonial and heritage purposes.

It is illegal to keep eagle feathers or carcass. You can contact the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) for further assistance should you find the eagle carcass.

What to do if you find an injured eagle - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


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