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I Found an Injured Eagle

Should you encounter an injured bald or golden eagle, your first priority should be to ensure your own safety. Like most wildlife, an injured eagle can be very defensive and dangerous to your well-being. Once your safety is secured, adhere to the information below.

Call an Expert

There are several options for who you may call in the event you enounter an injured bald or golden eagle:

1. A federally permitted wildlife rehabilitator (View a state-by-state list)

2. The USFWS Migratory Bird Permit Office at (503) 872-2715

3. The appropriate state fish and wildlife/game office:

  • Oregon: (503) 947-6303
  • Idaho: (208) 334-3700

4. A licensed veterinarian

Follow Instructions Carefully

Whomever you choose to contact from the above options, it is important to follow their instructions explicitly. This is first and foremost for your safety, as well as the safety of the eagle. Keep in mind the following:

• Eagles are extremely dangerous and can cause serious injury quickly

• Do not attempt to capture an eagle unless directed to do so

• If directed to capture an eagle, be sure to have protective gloves and eyeware

Last Updated: July 16, 2014
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