Avian Specialty Veterinary Services of Alaska

13861 Hillcrest St NW
Poulsbo, WA 98370-8134



Dr. Ford's Notes from the Field Archives

Below are links to previous stories about the work of Dr. Ford.

Sage Grouse Translocation in Nevada

Satellite Tracking Loons, Scoters, and Gannets

Avian Scavenger Study

Pelican Brief, Bainbridge Island

Bald Eagle Medevac

Common Loon Banding

Golden Eagle Housecall

Canada Goose Round-up and Banding

Wildlife Medical Care Seminar in the Yukon

Sea Duck Surgical Care Research at Cape Cod

Surf Scoter Banding

Below are pdf archives of older Notes from the Field stories. Please download and share!


File NameDescription / Comment
2007-09-Alaska Bird Club Hosts SeminarIn September, 2007, the Alaska Bird Club hosted Dr. Scott Ford for a seminar on avian emergency medical techniques.
2007-10-Minimally Invasive Surgical TrainingDr. Ford visited Disney's Animal Kingdom in Florida and learned about minimally-invasive endosurgery in ducks.
2007-11-Peacock Neuters in WashingtonDr. Ford travels to Washington to perform orchidectomies (testicle removal) in 4 peacocks.
2008-06-Juneau VisitDr. Ford visits Juneau for medical appointments with pet and wild birds.
2008-08-Corner to CornerDr. Ford attends the AAV Conference in Savannah, GA and then is off to the opposite corner of the continent (Barrow, AK) for field work.
2009-04-Oil Spill Exercise, Bald Eagle Foundation,Dr. Ford visits Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Haines, Anchorage, and Eagle River for teaching, oil spill exercises, meeting with the Bald Eagle Foundation, and pet bird appointments.
2009-05-Black Scoter Telemetry in New BrunswickDr. Ford assists Dr. Glenn Olsen, Matthew Perry, and other researchers in capture and implantation of satellite transmitters in wild black scoters in Canada.
2009-06-Konner the Falcon Back on the JobIn January, All Creatures Animal Hospital of Bremerton, Washington called me to consult on a tiercel falcon that had sustained multiple fractures...
2009-09-Banding Scoter in North Puget Sound
2010-02-Seaduck Postop Care ResearchThe Sea Duck Joint Venture funded a research project by Dr. Ford into post-operative care techniques for long-tailed ducks and black scoter receiving satellite transmitter implants.