Wind Beneath Our Wings

Posted by JoEl LaBorde | April 15, 2019

Today we made a difference.

For more than a century, the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey has encouraged people to take care of the places that make Florida special.  The Birds of Prey Center uses science to guide its work and birdlife to measure ecosystem health.  Audubon works to protect land, water, and wildlife.

Today, Wekiva Island played a small part in returning an American treasure back to its hearth and home – the Florida wild.  Wounded and weak, an American Bald Eagle was found just six weeks ago and needed care.  With Audubon’s EagleWatch observations, this bald eagle was known to be part of an active nest with two eaglets.

After several weeks of treatment in the Audubon clinic, he was moved to the flight barn for conditioning. This majestic bird grew stronger and began flying well.  The progress meant he was ready for release near his nest.

Today, Mary Weinaug released this beautiful eagle back into the wild.  Mary is Executive Director of Keep Seminole Beautiful, serves on the Board for the Audubon Society, and is also reservation manager at Wekiva Island.

To help make a difference, Wekiva Island donates 100 percent of all rentals from the Island’s Audubon Cabana to the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey to help continue its great work and meaningful efforts like this one.

We believe in our ecosystem. We believe in protecting and caring for our land, water, and wildlife.  Thanks to all the people that have enjoyed the Audubon Cabana. You helped make a difference!

Audubon is Florida’s most influential conservation organization and leads efforts to preserve the Everglades, coastal bird habitats, and other special places. For more information on the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey and how you, too, can make a difference, click here.