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CROW Case of the Week: American Bald Eagle (#18-4339)


The American bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) has been this country’s national emblem since 1782 and a spiritual symbol for Native Americans for a greater period of time before that. Bald eagles are the largest of the raptor family. The white-headed, heavybodied bird of prey is a very intimidating creature to the rest of the animal world. more...

Gopher Tortoise Admitted to CROW May Be Largest on Record


A male gopher tortoise was admitted to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) on Sunday, November 25. State officials believe it may be bigger than the current largest gopher tortoise on record. more...

Executive Director Linda Estep to retire at end of year


The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) and its board of directors have announced that Executive Director Linda Estep will retire effective at the end of the year. more...

CROW Speaker Series explores environmental issues, species profiles


The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) has announced its 2019 Speaker Series schedule from December 31 through April 16 which covers topics ranging from species specific programs to grassroots conservation initiatives to water quality on Sanibel. more...

CROW Case of the Week: Merlin (#18-4300)


The merlin (Falco columbarius) is a small yet powerful falcon that uses a surprise attack to wound and take down small songbirds and shorebirds. It spends long periods of time perched high above in trees in open areas to scan for prey. Once the prey is observed, the merlin will use quick wingbeats during a high-speed attack and typically catch its target in midair. more...