Eagle Release

 

 

Veteran's Day Eagle Release

November 11th @ 9:00 A.M.

Unfortunately we will not be able to release Freedom as planned. He is not physically capable of being released, and we will not release an animal unless it has the best chance of survival.

We will still offer the walking tour at 9AM; admission for Veterans will still be free.

This event will still act as a fundraiser to build a Flight Center for our injured raptors so that they may have the best space possible to recuperate before release.

We are very sorry that Freedom cannot be released but we must do what is best for the bird. Thank you for understanding


Get an up-close view of our native birds of prey at our Raptor Center. Upon raising the necessary funds we will build utilizing the existing structure, this corncrib will be the body of a giant Phoenix whose wings and feathers will provide large flight cages for our permanently injured raptors.


From this site, visitors can overlook the 100 acre prairie, home to native wildlife such as Bald Eagles, Osprey, Vultures, nesting Red Tail Hawks, and numerous other raptors, migrating water fowl, and song birds.

3 Red Tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis). Red Tailed Hawks are the most common diurnal species of hawk.

2 Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus). “Big Mama” was found starved after having been sprayed by a skunk. She lost her eye, and as a result has no depth perception, making her a lousy hunter. She does fly and often speaks to visitors.

1 Bald Eagle nesting viewable from Sanctuary (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

1 Barred Owl (Strix varia).

2 Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus).

2 Red Shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus).

2 Eastern Screech Owls (Megascops asio).

What's Happening Now

 

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When we get in an injured/orphaned raptor we try our best to get them in good health to return to the wild. We continue to work towards building this Raptor Center so that the Bald Eagle Liberty "AKA" Brooke (rescued from the Brookeville area), along with other injured birds of prey will have a place to spread their wings on the road to recovery. The first phase of this several phase project is to build the "Flight Cages" (the wings) as soon as possible to give our birds a place to not only heal but to regain their strength as well. It is estimated that each phase will cost $5,000.