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Audubon Society to Release Rescued Rehabbed Red-Tailed Hawk into Wild
04/03/2009
Deb Sheaffer
Audubon Society of Portland
Office: (503) 292-6855 ext. 125

Release Date and Time: Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Where: Continental Farms & Stables
15988 Eilers Road
Aurora, OR 97002
(The public is welcome and directions are provided at the end of the release)

The Audubon Society of Portland announced today that a Red-tailed Hawk will be released back to the wild just weeks after it miraculously survived a head-on collision with a Ford Expedition on Interstate 5 near Canby. The bird was struck with such force that it broke through the vehicle’s grill and became lodged in front of the radiator.

Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division Senior Trooper Mike Hanson was called to the driver’s residence and together they dislodged the injured hawk.  Senior Trooper Hansen transported the bird to the Audubon Society of Portland’s Wildlife Care Center where it has been rehabilitating since. After a month of hospitalization and rehabilitation the bird will be released near where it was hit.
 
A link to the Oregon State Police news release about this incident:
http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/NEWSRL/news/03_04_2009_i5_hawk_rescue.shtml
 
The Portland Audubon Society Wildlife Care Center is Oregon’s oldest and busiest wildlife rehabilitation facility. Each year the center treats over 3,000 injured wild animals. The center is run by the equivalent of three full-time staff and over 75 volunteers and is almost completely donation funded.

Directions to Continental Farms & Stables: From Portland take I5 South towards Wilsonville.  Take exit 282B towards Charbonneau District and turn left at Miley Road.  Miley Road turns left and becomes Browndale Farm Road then turns right and becomes NE Eilers Road.