Raptors to be released Jan. 19 in Pine Mountain | News
The Southeastern Raptor Center and F.D. Roosevelt State Park are releasing raptors back into the wild on Saturday, Jan. 19, in Pine Mountain, Ga.
The public is invited to attend the park’s bird walk at 9 a.m. (EST) and to view the release following the walk.
“We are going to release Red-tailed Hawks and possibly Barred Owls,” said Liz Crandall with the Southeastern Raptor Center. “The hawks presented with injured wings and emaciation. The Barred Owls had ocular trauma.”
F.D. Roosevelt State Park is located at 2970 Ga. Highway 190. Participants are asked to meet at the park office on Highway 190 for the bird walk and to bring binoculars. Park loaners will also be available. Parking is $5.
The Southeastern Raptor Center is part of Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Its mission is to rehabilitate injured or orphaned raptors and to educate the public about wildlife conservation. For more information, visit vetmed.auburn.edu/raptor or call (334) 844-6347.
For more information on F.D. Roosevelt State Park and the bird walk, visit the website at http://www.gastateparks.org/info/fdr/ or call (706) 663-4858.