If you want to sense freedom and feel a catch in your throat, watching an eagle return to the wild is just for you.
After an eagle’s six-month rehabilitation, the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre gives the public the opportunity to witness the event, happening Saturday, April 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The day starts with a glove-trained raptor presentation, moving directly into an informative talk about eagles by Dr. Malcolm McAdie.
The eagle release begins with renowned Bill Helin bringing the crowd together with group aboriginal drumming. This culminates into the arrival of the eagle being held by NIWRA longtime volunteer Pat Uren, who will release the eagle from her grasp to freedom. The eagle will be released at 2 p.m.
Admission is a $5 donation for adults with children 12 and under free.
Parking is limited, standing room is crowded. For more details visit www.niwra.org/events.
— NEWS Staff, submitted