Atsá (“eagle” in Navajo”) came from World Bird Sanctuary in December of 2016 when she was 13 years old. She has been an animal ambassador for most of her life after she was found with an injured right wing in the bottom of a ravine in Hayward, Wisconsin in 2003. According to medical records, a windstorm destroyed the nest where she was located two weeks before the young eagle was found by rescuers. At the time, it was evident the adult eagles were dropping food to the fledgling in the ravine, but her right wing was likely broken in the fall that happened weeks earlier, making her unable to fly. Due to the narrow ravine and the delay in finding her, the wing healed improperly, so she could not be returned back into the wild.
She is now an ambassador for her species, which allows Lindsay Wildlife to spread the word about the importance of wildlife rehabilitation, eagle population trends, threats to these majestic birds and Lindsay’s commitment to conservation.
Lindsay Wildlife is currently in the process of an exciting renovation of Atsá’s enclosure that will further encourage her natural behaviors and help contextualize Bald Eagle habitats for visitors. For now, Atsá is currently using a habitat behind the scenes.