Two rehabilitated bald eagles were released back to the wild on Monday, Jan. 4.
Wildlife rehabilitator Pat Fischer along with Don Baumgarter released the immature bald eagles at Fritse Park in the town of Menasha.
The birds were cared for at The Feather Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center in New London for six months until they were ready for release.
The Feather is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to caring for orphaned or injured avian wildlife.
Founded in 1987, and licensed in 1991 by both the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, The Feather is a small operation which cares for over 100 patients a year.
Numerous volunteers assist longtime wildlife rehabber Pat Fischer along with veterinarians, companies and citizens who support The Feather with donations of time, materials, and money.
Live bird presentations are offered to public, private, home-school groups, camps, churches, civic groups, bird clubs, scouts, and all who are interested.
On-site programs include a tour of the facilities, lessons on the natural history of the many different species of raptors, and close-up encounters with resident birds that were injured and unable to safely return to the wild.
The Feather’s mission is to accept sick, injured or orphaned wild birds from private citizens, animal control, nature centers, and law enforcement persons and to provide them with needed help; to rescue, when necessary, wild birds needing help; to provide rehabilitation services to all potentially releasable wild birds; to present information and education to school children and the general public regarding wildlife and wildlife related problems; and to be advocates for all wildlife, speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves.
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The Feather Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center is located at N5487 Buelow Rd. in New London and can be reached at (920) 982-6578.
Additional information can be found at www.thefeather.org.