Posted by ardeidae on January 09, 2006

  • Carolina Raptor Center at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve in Huntersville, North Carolina holding its annual Wild Wings Winter Festival on Saturday, January 21, from noon until 4 pm.
  • Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in Florida Keys rebuilding nests destroyed by hurricanes in 2004 and 2005. Within weeks of the 2004 storms, 80 percent of the destroyed nests were rebuilt. In October 2005, Hurricane Wilma wiped out or heavily damaged 12 of the 13 nests in St. Lucie County. "Every one of them has been rebuilt, which is amazing to me," said Bob Carey, Audubon eagle monitor.
  • Barn Owl (Tyto alba) rescued from woman's chimney in Buhl, Idaho. After spending the night in the chimney, the woman's son-in-law lowered a rope down and the owl hung onto long enough for it to be grabbed. It then recovered and flew off. "I am going to get a grate installed on the top of the chimney," she said. "I like the owls, but not stuck in my chimney." Good advice for all.
  • Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) released back into the wild in Mountain View, California. It was found November 22 with a chest injury and fluid in its lungs, and was rehabilitated at Wildlife Rescue Inc. in Palo Alto. There's an estimated 1650 to 3000 breeding pairs of Peregrine Falcons in North America, and although they were removed from the federal list of endangered species in 1999, they still remain on some states' lists. Many rehabilitation centers such as Wildlife Rescue Inc. operate on very limited budgets and rely heavily on volunteers. Please help support your local rehab center through donations of money or time.
  • Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) recovering after hitting a power line in Palm Bay, Florida. It was taken to the Florida Wildlife Hospital and Sanctuary before being transferred to Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland for further rehabilitation.





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