N.S. wildlife refuge helps seabirds who were battered by last week's storm

A wildlife refuge in Nova Scotia has been helping a large number of seabirds who were battered by last week's major winter storm.

Hope for Wildlife in Seaforth says they received more than 350 calls from people who had found birds injured or unable to take flight.

Founder Hope Swinimer says they have treated about 80 birds in recent days with everything from exhaustion to broken legs, broken wings and head trauma.

She says about 70 per cent of their patients have been returned to the ocean, while a number of them did not recover.