There’s No Place Like a New Home!
For many years, the Juneau Raptor Center has hosted an education eagle display on Mount Roberts during the visitor season. Though there were several education birds before her, the current star of this attraction is Lady Baltimore, a non-releasable American Bald Eagle who is blind in one eye with a damaged wing. Being unable to fly and see properly, ‘Lady B’ would have been hard-pressed to survive in the wild. Since her injuries healed, she has been cared for like the princess she is by JRC board members and volunteers.
Her summer housing is old and in need of replacement. The access and visibility are poor. And, it would be ideal to give her a bit more room to stretch out. Juneau visitors want the opportunity to see a live American Bald Eagle up close. It’s an educational experience not available in many other places. The solution is simple: build Lady B a new home!
For some time, the Juneau Raptor Center has been on a mission to build a new eagle mew on Mount Roberts. Now, thanks to financial support from Goldbelt, and the architectural expertise of Jensen Yorba Lott, that is becoming as reality. Starting September 16th, the existing mew will be dismantled. By the end of September, the goal is to haul away all the old material so new housing construction can begin.
In 2019, you can visit Lady B in her new digs which will be expertly built by Silverbow Construction! It will be a beautiful, brand-new enclosure with greater visibility, better ADA access, and more room for Lady Baltimore to move around. We are very excited to get this project underway and are looking forward to next season and a new home for our favorite eagle!