On December 23, U.S. Representative Dan Webster of Orlando joined the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in the release of the 495th Bald Eagle that has been rescued and rehabilitated by the Center. Congressman Webster was handed the Eagle by Diana Flynt of our Birds of Prey Center Staff and tossed the Eagle into the air for its return to freedom in the wild. Rep. Webster has been a strong supporter in Congress of Everglades Restoration projects recommended by Audubon.
The 495th Eagle was released by Rep. Webster at Hal Scott Preserve in eastern Orange County. Hal Scott Preserve is named for the late Hal Scott, former President and Executive Director of the Florida Audubon Society.