Bald Eagle Set To Be Released at Belle Isle State Park
1 p.m. Friday, June 13
Belle Isle State Park is hosting the Wildlife Center of Virginia for the release of Bald Eagle #14-0380. Found with an open wound and fractured wings, the eagle has been recovering at the Wildlife Center for about eight weeks. After removal of stitches and casts as well as several test flights, he is ready to soar over the tree tops and start life anew on the shores of the Rappahannock river.
The eagle is now ready to spread his wings and soar over the tree tops.
A short educational program about bald eagles will precede the release. The habitat around Belle Isle State Park is perfect for bald eagles. The Rappahannock river and its tributaries provide ample fishing and nesting grounds for both eagles and osprey.
The habitat at Belle Isle is perfect for bald eagles.
Pre-registration for the eagle release with the Wildlife Center of Virginia is suggested. Click here for registration information. The Wildlife Center also hosts an online diary of Eagle #14-0380's recovery and progress.
Belle Isle State Park will be waiving parking fees for this event. Observers are to meet at the Visitor Center by 1 p.m. Don't forget your camera, some snacks, and extra water. Belle Isle State Park hosts a variety of natural, cultural, and historical programs throughout the year. Click here for a schedule of upcoming programs like guided hikes, birding walks, and paddling trips.
Belle Isle State Park is located on the Northern Neck in Lancaster, Virginia.