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February 11, 2011
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and The Wildlife Center of Virginia released a Golden Eagle on Wednesday, February 16 at the Harvey’s Knob Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway (about 12 miles north of Roanoke). Prior to release, Jeff Cooper, eagle biologist for DGIF and Dave Kramer, a Virginia Tech researcher, measured and banded the Golden Eagle.  They also fitted the bird with a GPS transmitter.
February 4, 2011
On February 4, The Wildlife Center of Virginia, a leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, transferred a non-releasable adult Bald Eagle to the care of the American Eagle Foundation [AEF], a Tennessee-based not-for-profit that operates the largest Bald Eagle breeding facility in the world.
February 2, 2011

STATEMENT OF ED CLARK, PRESIDENT AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE WILDLIFE CENTER OF VIRGINA, ANNOUNCING NEW NAME FOR EDUCATION RED-TAILED HAWK February 21, 2011   Stuffing the ballot is a time-honored tradition in some U.S. cities and many third-world countries, but the Wildlife Center of Virginia never expected their online contest to name a bird to be the target of a high-tech attempt to steal the election!!  But, that is just what happened last week, when a hacker[s] targeted the Wildlife Center’s public poll.

February 2, 2011
In January 2011, the Wildlife Center admitted 53 patients.  Raptor admissions continue to make up the bulk of the case load throughout these winter months; in January, 28 birds of prey were admitted, including a Bald Eagle and two Golden Eagles.  More than a quarter of all admitted patients were hit by vehicles. Other interesting species admitted were a White-breasted Nuthatch -- our first patient of 2011 -- a Ruddy Duck, and a Winter Wren.  
February 2, 2011
Once Center supporters found out that Ed's birthday was coming up ... the birthday cards and packages started to arrive!  Tuesday, May 31 Wednesday, June 1 Thursday, June 2 The stacks keep getting bigger and bigger ... Friday, June 3

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