Busch Gardens Williamsburg Raptor Program

Bird handlier Jennifer LaFountaine with a mature Bald Eagle
Busch Gardens bird handlier Jennifer LaFountaine with a mature Bald Eagle

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Best known for its historic resources, visitors to Historic Jamestowne will have a special opportunity to learn about the American Bald Eagle on Saturday, February 25, 2012.

Join bird handlers Ms. Anita Jackson and Ms. Jennifer LaFountaine of the Animal Ambassador Team from Busch Gardens Williamsburg for a program with a live American Bald Eagle and Harris Hawk at 11:30 a.m. in the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center.

Eagles nest at Jamestown Island.  Note the white head in the center of the nest.
Active eagles nest at Historic Jamestown.  Note the eagles head in the center of the nest.

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Following the program, a park ranger, with a spotting scope, will be available to help visitors to view one of Jamestown's active eagles nest. This particular nest has been occupied for the past ten years and has produced at least two eagles each year except for two years. Again, this year the adult pair have returned and laid eggs sometime around the last week of January. Eggs are expected to hatch sometime in the second or third week of March.

Last updated: March 31, 2012

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