Releasing raptors

Abstract/Description: Four months ago, Debris Management Task Force crews rescued a pair of Osprey chicks from an imminently dangerous hazard tree along OR-126 in the Holiday Farm Fire area. After several attempts to keep the birds in the wild, Cascades Raptor Center ornithologists and Task Force biologists and operations staff made the difficult decision to transfer the birds to a temporary home at the Cascades Raptor Center in Eugene. With an ideal environment and months of practice testing their wings, the Osprey chicks were ready to experience their first long-distance flight. Watch this video to witness their release.
Subject(s): n-us-or
Osprey -- Conservation -- Oregon
Hazardous waste site remediation -- Oregon
Wildfires -- Environmental aspects -- Oregon
Date Issued: [2021]