Bald eagle set for release July 28 at West Point Lake

Published: July 24, 2018
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Auburn University’s Southeastern Raptor Center, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, will release an immature adult bald eagle Saturday, July 28, at West Point Lake near LaGrange, Georgia.

The release is open to the public and set for 10 a.m. EST near the Pyne Road Park boat ramp off Georgia 109 (Roanoke Road), just west of LaGrange.

The fledgling eagle was admitted to the Southeastern Raptor Center at Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine April 20. The bird reportedly had fallen from a nest in Thomas County.

Details on the case, including care of the eagle, are available on the College of Veterinary Medicine website. A map to the release site is available.

About the Southeastern Raptor Center

The mission of the Southeastern Raptor Center is wildlife conservation, education and rehabilitation. Since its inception in the mid-1970s, the Southeastern Raptor Center has rehabilitated and released thousands of injured birds of prey and educated more than 1 million people about raptors and other wildlife. The Southeastern Raptor Center is a division of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.

About the Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division

As one of six divisions in the Department of Natural Resources, the Wildlife Resources Division is charged with conserving, enhancing and promoting Georgia’s fish and wildlife resources and outdoor heritage through science-driven research, management, regulation and education.

The College of Veterinary Medicine is the South's original and nation's seventh oldest veterinary medical program, celebrating 126 years. We prepare individuals for careers of excellence in veterinary medicine, including private and public practice, industrial medicine, academics, and research. The college provides programs of instruction, research, outreach, and service that are in the best interests of the citizens of the state of Alabama, the region, the nation, and the world.