Bald Eagle #22-0261 Release Scheduled

After a flight assessment from the rehabilitation staff and examination from the veterinary team, Bald Eagle #22-0261 has been cleared for release!

Wildlife Center President Ed Clark will release the eagle at Berkeley Plantation at Taps Field on Wednesday, May 25 at 1:00 p.m. The release is open to the public; please let us know if you're coming by emailing RSVP@wildlifecenter.org.  Please indicate that you will be attending the Berkeley Plantation release along with the number of people in your party. 

Please visit the Berkeley Plantation website for general directions. Alternatively, use Google/MapQuest to obtain the best directions from your location to the Berkeley address:

12602 Harrison Landing Road
Charles City, Virginia 23030

There is a directional sign at the front of Berkeley Plantation’s driveway. Rather than taking a slight right onto Harrison Landing (which leads to the main Berkeley Plantation mansion), bear left toward Westover Plantation. Take an immediate right onto a gravel driveway [if you pass the sign that notes that Westover Plantation is two miles ahead, you have missed the turn to Berkeley].

Follow the gravel road straight back for 1.1 miles. The parking lot will be on your right.

The release will take place rain or shine. If storms [with lightning] threaten the release plans, we'll post an update here and will email those who have sent their RSVP. 

The Wildlife Center is following all CDC Guidelines and recommendations with regard to SARS-CoV-2. Current data suggest the risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in outdoor settings is minimal. In general, fully vaccinated people do not need to wear a mask outdoors. Fully vaccinated people might choose to wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings if they or someone in their household is immunocompromised. Please be respectful and physically distance with those outside of your party.