Glaucous-winged Gull Survives Collision with Car

Young Gull with a bandaged wing recuperates in a safe place. Story and photo by NIWRA

This Glaucous-winged Gull was brought to the center after being involved in a vehicle collision in Parksville, BC.


During the incident the Gull sustained a minor head injury and a wing injury.

The animal care team at NIWRA wrapped the wing for support and stability and re-hydrated the bird.


After a couple days in recovery, the Gull was moved into an Intensive Care enclosure where he could stretch and enjoy a larger water basin.


The wrap will be removed and the flight will be assessed before this Gull is released back into the wild, but the prognosis for this little one is very good!

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