In care this week: Canvasback

Photo by Isabel Luevano

If you come across across a Canvasback sitting in a busy parking lot, chances are there’s something wrong. That’s what happened with this male Canvasback, found in a San Francisco parking lot and brought to us last week.

As you can see here, the bird has a waterproof “shoe” which helps stabilize a fracture. He’s currently recuperating in one of our diving bird pools, and can be seen live on our BirdCam.