Bald Eagle #18-0086 update

During the past week, Bald Eagle #18-0086 was doing well in the small outdoor enclosure. On February 26, rehabilitator Brie moved the bird into a larger flight pen [A1]. Brie reported that the eagle flew well when first released into the pen.

On February 27, staff started eagle #18-0086 on a daily exercise plan; the bird flew well during the first exercise session, but was wobbly during flight. The eagle will need to flying progressively better (with more stamina, height, and stability) during the coming weeks before it can be assessed for release.

Because the eagle is progressing quickly, and because the eagle’s initial injuries were not severe, Brie hopes that this patient can be a “quick turnaround”, with a release early this spring.