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Bald Eagle will be released at Willow Grove
- Last Updated: Thursday, 25 August 2016 09:02
For most nature lovers, spotting a bald eagle is a conversation-halting moment. Without fail, everyone falls silent to watch the magnificent bird soar, swoop, or simply reign over a towering tree.
WHEN: Wednesday, August 31st at 12:30 PM, celebratory cake to follow
WHERE: Willow Grove Park, Willow Grove Rd., Longview, WA 98632
Note: the closest parking lot to the release site is the one just after the boat launch parking lot. Please keep your eyes open for signs and volunteers providing directions.
The injured eagle was spotted along Highway 30 near Clatskanie and brought to the Audubon Society of Portland’s Wildlife Care Center nearly three months ago after a wing injury prevented the bird from flying. Audubon staff and volunteers at the Wildlife Care Center rehabilitated the injured eagle to prepare it for release back into the wild.
The release of a rehabilitated bald eagle is a victory for the Columbia River and we want you to be part of it. This is unique opportunity to learn about the eagle rehabilitation process and to witness the eagle’s first flight back into the wild.
Columbia Riverkeeper and the Portland Audubon Society thank the Port of Longview for providing this release site at the park near the eagle’s home.