“Liberty,” Jamestown’s Ionic Bald Eagle, Passes Away

File image by Justin Gould / WNY News Now.

JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – An ionic Bald Eagle, housed at the Audubon Community Nature Center in Jamestown, has passed away.

The center’s Executive Director Leigh Rovegno tells WNY News Now “Liberty” passed away following a “series of recent health setbacks” on Tuesday.

Liberty first arrived to the Nature Center in 2002 from the State of Washington, where she was discovered with an injured wing.

Following years of rehabilitation, Liberty was declared non-releasable due to her injury. She then called Audubon Community Nature Center in Jamestown home.

“Liberty’s presence touched thousands of children, families, and adults over her two decades at the Nature Center,” wrote Rovegno. “She brought a sense of wonder and awe to all those who came to admire her. She will be dearly missed by all.”

It’s believed Liberty was at least 25-years-old, but could have been older. In the wild, Bald Eagles live for 20 to 30-years.


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