A golden eagle rehabilitated by the Southwest Wildlife Foundation will be released back into the wild July 21 at 11 a.m. at Brian Head Peak, after which a community potluck will be held. The Southwest Wildlife Foundation traditionally dedicates public wildlife releases and will dedicate this release to Brian Head firefighters and displaced residents. The event is free and open to the public.
On June 23, the Southwest Wildlife Foundation was brought a young golden eagle in critical condition. It was discovered trapped in a slot canyon by Jim and Caitlin Clery, owners of Utah Canyon Outdoors in Escalante, and Bureau of Land Management ranger Mike Thompson. Martin Tyner, founder and director of wildlife services for the Southwest Wildlife Foundation, got to work immediately providing the eagle with food and fluids. The rehabilitated golden eagle is now healthy and strong and ready to be released back into the wild.
Video of when the eagle was first brought to the foundation and received its first feeding can be viewed online.
The Southwest Wildlife Foundation is a nonprofit organization located in Cedar City dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife and wildlife and environmental education. More information is available at gowildlife.org.