OUR FRIENDS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A BALD EAGLE RELEASE!
Carol the bald eagle will be ready for release on June 1st, near the site where she was found in Carrollton, Kentucky. The public is invited to join Mary Ann Tobin, Dr. Mike O'Bryan and the Broadbent staff, along with rescuer Chuck Culp and all who played a part in Carol's successful rescue and rehabilitation - to see this magnificent bird soar into the skies of her home territory.
The female bald eagle was found on January 20th with a wing injury along the banks of the Ohio River. The rescue involved teamwork between Chuck Culp, a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, KY State Police dispatchers, and the Ghent Volunteer Fire Dept. The drama played out over a few hours, with Mr. Culp capturing the bird with a net in the dark of night. She was then transported to Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvington.
After several months of treatment and rehabilitation at Broadbent, Carol was moved into a 100 ft. flight cage where she could regain her strength and flying skills. She has a wingspan of nearly seven feet.
The release is scheduled for Thursday, June 1st at 4:30 p.m., at Point Park in Carrollton. A platform is being built for a carrier which will hold Carol until the door is ready to be opened by Broadbent Founder, Mary Ann Tobin. Chuck Culp has been watching eagles in that area for over 10 years, and is certain that her mate is nearby, waiting for her return.
Adults and kids of all ages are invited to attend this one-in-a-lifetime experience. There is no charge to attend the release, however, Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 charity, and tax-deductible donations to care for sick and injured wildlife like Carol are greatly appreciated. There will also be a raffle to raise funds for Broadbent at the release.
For directions to Point Park in Carrollton, click here.