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The Bald Eagle Rescued cache has landed!
First in a series of Kingsport Birding Trail (KBT) caches. Birds have much in common with geocaches. Mostly that they are all over the place but only recognized by an enlighted few !!!
This series kick-off is named after the Eagle in celebration of the United States National Symbol and the majestic residents of the South Fork Holston River. A Bald Eagle was rescued, taken to a rehabilitation facility, and released at this very location. Bald Eagles are also known to nest just downstream. Bald Eagles have recently been removed from the endangered species list and remain specially protected. Please practice CITO and help preserve this important habitat for generations to come.
You are looking for a bison tube with log only so BYOP. Part of the challenge for this hide is dodging muggles - good luck and please replace cache just like you found it so other geocachers can enjoy the same finding experience! This is private property and the cache is hidden with owner permission.
*** First To Find (FTF) honors go "LostGuide"!!! Congratulations "LostGuide" on your FTF!!! ***
- "Chief" the Bald Eagle before rescueChief the Bald Eagle was unable to sustain flight after getting tangled in vines and attacked by Canada Geese following a raid on a goose nest.
- "Chief" being banded prior to releaseChief the rescued Bald Eagle was banded just prior to release on the Kingsport Birding Trail (KBT)
- "Chief" the Bald Eagle Soars AgainChief the Bald Eagle released after weeks of rehabilitation on the Kingsport Birding Trail (KBT).
- Eagle Rescue headlinesChief the Bald Eagle story covered by local news.
- Eagle Rescued thumbnailThumbnail for YouTube video documenting the Bald Eagle Rescue on theKingsport Birding Trail (KBT) a River Life documentary.
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