The Southeastern Raptor Center will release adult and juvenile red-tailed hawks into the wild at Cheaha State Park on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 9 a.m.
“Most of them presented with wing or leg trauma, and were emaciated,” said Liz Crandall, a raptor rehabilitation specialist with the Southeastern Raptor Center, part of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.
The public is invited to view the release which will be held at Lake Cheaha located about three miles from the Cheaha State Park Country Store and resort.
A mission of the Southeastern Raptor Center is to rehabilitate injured, ill, or orphaned birds of prey. Annually the center takes in between 200 and 275 birds of prey from across the Southeast.
Cheaha State Park is located at 19644 Highway 231 in Delta. For information, call 256-488-5111 or 334-844-3698.