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Juvenile Peregrine Falcons ready for release

Posted by tinsley hunsdorfer at Oct 24, 2013 05:18 PM |

Oct. 24, 2013: We're releasing two rehabilitated Peregrine Falcons Oct. 26 in Portland’s Kelley Point Park, and the public is invited to attend. The young, female falcons were found in north Portland Sept. 16 and 18, respectively, and both were likely suffering from botulism poisoning.

Juvenile Peregrine Falcons ready for release

Juvenile Peregrine Falcon in Portland Audubon's flight cage - Bob Sallinger

Portland Audubon is releasing two rehabilitated Peregrine Falcons at 11 a.m. Oct. 26 in Kelley Point Park, and the public is invited to attend. The young, female falcons were found in north Portland Sept. 16 and 18, respectively, and both were likely suffering from botulism poisoning.

Around the time the falcons were found, there was a small avian botulism outbreak at Smith and Bybee Lakes. The falcons had likely fed on contaminated waterfowl from the lakes.

“After receiving treatment in our Wildlife Care Center, the Peregrines have made a full recovery,” said Portland Audubon veterinarian Deb Sheaffer. “We’re pleased that we can open the birds’ release to the public – it will be a great opportunity to see the world’s fastest animal in action.”

Audubon staff will meet members of the public at Kelley Point Park’s innermost parking lot and then walk a short distance to the release site. The park is located at N. Marine Drive and Lombard Street, Portland, OR.

Thanks to Portland Parks and Recreation for providing a release site for the falcons!

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