CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: April 3, 2001
Macbride Raptor Project to release bald eagle
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Macbride Raptor Project will return a 3-year-old
bald eagle to the wild Saturday after recovering from a gunshot wound to its
Raptor Project Director Jodeane Cancilla will release the eagle at 3 p.m.
April 7 at the Macbride Nature Recreation Area, Bluestem Shelter, located
off County Road F28, one mile north of Mehaffey Bridge Road.
Found Nov. 18 near Packard in Butler County, the eagle suffered injuries
to the bones in its left wing. Cancilla gave the bird antibiotics and kept
it in the Project's intensive care unit for eight weeks. After it healed further,
the bird was placed inside the center's 100-foot flight cage to prepare it
for release back to the wild.
The Macbride Raptor Project, co-sponsored by the University of Iowa and
Kirkwood Community College helps rehabilitate sick and injured birds, conducts
educational programs for the public, and does field research of Iowa's native
For further information, contact Cancilla at (319) 398-5495.