Auburn University’s Southeastern Raptor Center will release an adult bald eagle Saturday, Nov. 10, at Mt. Cheaha State Park in Delta, Alabama.
The release is open to the public and will take place at 10 a.m. on the back deck of the park restaurant.
This eagle was found at Anniston/Calhoun County Regional Airport, grounded and unable to fly. It was taken to the Alabama Wildlife Center in Pelham, Alabama and was transferred to the SRC June 27, where it received a thorough medical examination.
Radiographs showed that the eagle had a fractured coracoid in its left shoulder. After several weeks of healing and rehabilitation, the eagle is now fully recovered and has regained full flight capabilities.
Details about the case, including care of the eagle, are available here.
Check out the map to the release site.
About the Southeastern Raptor Center
The mission of the Southeastern Raptor Center is wildlife conservation, education and rehabilitation. Since its inception in mid-1970s, the Southeastern Raptor Center has rehabilitated and released thousands of injured birds of prey and educated more than 1 million people about raptors and other wildlife. The Southeastern Raptor Center is a division of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Written by Mitch Emmons (email@example.com)