Bald Eagle #18-2865 Release Scheduled

Bald Eagle #18-2865 has been flying well during the past couple of weeks in flight pen A3; the bird has good stamina and strong flight. Recent blood work was within normal limits, and the eagle’s final eye exam was also within normal limits, indicating that the bird has no lingering or developing eye issues from its initial injury. The veterinary team declared the eagle ready for release.

The Bald Eagle will be returned to Accomack County and released at Tall Pines Harbor Campground [8107 Tall Pines Ln, Temperanceville, VA 23442], where it was initially rescued in October 2018. President Ed Clark will release the eagle on Friday, January 11 at 1:00 p.m. The release is free and open to the public; those planning on joining Ed for the release should email RSVP@wildlifecenter.org. At the campground, meet at the Log Cabin Store/Office. 

Prior to the release, wildlife rehabilitator Brie will band the eagle with a silver band. No transmitter is currently available to fit on this eagle.