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Amy Bennett Williams Essays

Birds of Prey on Display ENCORE

Andrew West
Erica the bald eagle at the Calusa Nature Center

Raptors at the Calusa Nature Center in Fort Myers recently won a reprieve from potential euthanasia as state wildlife officials have given the Nature Center more time to complete construction of new aviary habitat for the birds, who are too severely injured to ever return to the wild.

Most of the birds have been temporary relocated to another wildlife sanctuary in Bradenton. 

As News-Press storyteller Amy Bennett Williams has been reporting on the situation, this morning, we listen back to an encore essay about her own past close-up encounters with these birds of prey at the Calusa Nature Center.

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