Our bald eagle has a new name—Sentinel

Lindsay Wildlife Museum’s bald eagle has a new name.  Say hi to Sentinel! In honor of the eagle’s 25th birthday this year, his new name was chosen from a thousand submitted name ideas. Celebrate his new name at the museum July 5-7.

Visitors can see Sentinel every day in the museum exhibit hall, and watch him in action during afternoon Raptors! presentations. Lindsay Wildlife Museum is located at 1931 First Avenue in Walnut Creek, CA, adjacent to Larkey Park. Visit our website at wildlife-museum.org for more details.

Banded as a nestling in Idaho on May 27, 1988, Sentinel migrated to California sometime as a young adult. In 1993, he flew into power lines near Winters, CA, and was electrocuted. His left wing was so severely injured, it had to be amputated. Sentinel came to Lindsay Wildlife Museum in 1994 and has been one of the museum’s most popular animal ambassadors.

Lindsay Wildlife Museum also offers an extraordinary chance to meet Sentinel, our bald eagle, or Topaz, our golden eagle, up close and personal in VIPeek—Eagle Encounter. In this two-hour exclusive program, participants learn from eagle handlers what it’s like to work with these magnificent birds, help prepare a meal, and get premium seating for the exhibit hall presentation of Raptors! VIPeek – Eagle Encounter is for ages 10 and up, and costs $150 per person for members, $175 for non-members; guardian/child combinations $250 for members and $275 for non-members. Learn more at wildlife-museum.org/visit/vipeek.

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