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July 27, 2020

The Cliff Swallows that remained in the Center's aviary gradually began eating more on their own in early July. By mid-July, the rehabilitation team decided that the swallows were ready for release. Wildlife rehabilitator Shannon checked eBird for local sightings of Cliff Swallows; for these young birds, the team decided it would be ideal to release them with an established wild flock.

July 27, 2020

Bald Eaglets #20-0744 and #20-0803 have been doing well in flight pen A3 this summer. The birds have been their stamina and greatly improved their ability to take off, land, and maneuver while in flight. Last week, wildlife rehabilitator Kelsey assessed the birds' flights and determined that the eaglets should be ready for release in early August. 

July 27, 2020

Bald Eaglets #20-1128 and #20-1129 have been doing well in flight pen A2 this summer. The birds have been their stamina and greatly improved their ability to take off, land, and maneuver while in flight. Last week, wildlife rehabilitator Kelsey assessed the birds' flights and determined that the eaglets should be ready for release in early August. 

July 27, 2020

Bald Eagle #20-0994 has been flying well during daily exercise sessions during the past two weeks. The eagle recovered its stamina and is able to gain lift and maintain height during flight. The staff will schedule a pre-release examination and blood work analysis this week to determine if the eagle is ready to be released. If Dr. Karra determines that the eagle is ready, she will likely release the eagle on Friday, July 31.

July 22, 2020

On the afternoon of July 21, the Center staff discovered that four Black Bear cubs had escaped out of the yards. Two cubs, Yellow Tag and White Tag, were within the perimeter fence. Two other cubs, Yellow/Pink Tags and Green White Tags, had escaped the entire Black Bear Complex and were near the building. 

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