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Wyoming Birds Have A Secure Sanctuary With “Bird Lady”

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Wyoming bird lady Susan Ahalt has been saving injured animals for decades of her life. 33 years later, a lead-poisoned hooded bald eagle that she found in a ditch gets her emotional after test results.




A lover of animals her whole life, she had decided upon moving to Cody, WY that she would dedicate the rest of her life to saving birds. She initiated and now runs the nonprofit facility Ironside Bird Rescue Inc. in Wyoming, providing wild bird rehabilitation making one of the few in the state to do so. It houses an eagle, hawk, and owl barn and space for up to 170 birds to spread their wings.




The nonprofit depends entirely on donations, grants, and volunteer work, making it difficult to stay afloat. 




Her dedication to the animals has gained her fame around the city. She mentioned to High Country News that people don’t even know her real name. They only know her as the “Bird Lady.” 

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