Orleans

Orleans

Bald Eagle
Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Orleans arrived at VINS as a rehab patient in June of 2020. He struck a wind turbine in Lowell, Vermont at only a year old. A game warden was able to rescue and transport Orleans to VINS quickly, and every effort was made to treat his injuries. He suffered multiple fractures to his right wing and staff were hopeful for his release. Unfortunately, after months of exercise and careful evaluation it was determined that, though he was fairly flighted, he was not flighted enough to be released back into the wild.

Orleans can generally be found perched up high in the back of the exhibit, closely watching the forest beyond. If you are lucky you may hear Elmwood (his enclosure-mate) and him calling to each other.

It takes five years for eagles to develop the iconic white head and tail feathers we all know and love. Orleans is still sporting his juvenile plumage at three years old. We are excited to be able to watch as he grows into his distinguished white head.

Adopt Packages

Thank you for helping support the care of our Bald Eagle, Orleans, through the RISE Adopt a Raptor Program. Together, we can protect our natural heritage through education, research and avian wildlife rehabilitation.

$30

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Color Photo

$50

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Color Photo
Window Cling Decal
1 Guest Pass

$100

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Color Photo
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag
2 Guest Passes

$250

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Color Photo
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag
2023 RISE Calendar
2 Guest Passes

$500

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Color Photo
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag
Private Experience
4 Guest Passes