On 4th Of July, Ailing Bald Eagle Hospitalized In San Diego

July 4, 2020

On the 244th birthday of the United States of America, the U.S. national bird a bald eagle was found ailing on the ground at the Barrett Youth Correction facility in Alpine and taken to the San Diego Humane Society for treatment.

"The magnificent bird was rescued and brought to us by SoCal Parrots, after it had been observed on the ground for a couple of days,'' said Nina Thompson of the San Diego Humane Society. "The bald eagle is dehydrated, has been given fluids and also been treated for mites. While the prognosis is guarded, the bird's condition is stable in the critical care unit of our Bahde Wildlife Center."

Thompson indicated it is very rare for the San Diego Humane Society to admit a bald eagle, especially on such a national holiday. Bald eagles have been the U.S. national bird since 1782.

"We are hoping this majestic bird will respond well to our treatment, so it can be released back into the wild soon."