Winged Ambassadors Birds of Prey
Lady Liberty's arrival at Historic Banning Mills
Dale started working with raptors in the late 60’s as a young boy growing up on the family’s farm in Palmetto, Ga. He became interested while watching Mutual of Omaha’s “Wild Kingdom” on Sunday afternoons with Jim Fowler and Marlin Perkins. When he began to work with and learn about these beautiful creatures, he developed an interest in the ancient art and sport of falconry. Dale continued to work and hunt with his birds of prey while serving in law enforcement. After 27 years in law enforcement, Dale was forced to retire due to a cervical injury. However, his injury did not stop his work with raptors.
Winged Ambassadors is proud and honored to welcome the newest bird into our feathered staff, the beautiful bald eagle Lady Liberty! Liberty will be the third fourth eagle trained by Master Falconer Dale Arrowood, but the first ever to be a part of Winged Ambassador’s team—as such, we are very excited to have her! We will be working patiently to acclimate Liberty to crowds and train her to do flights.
Lady Liberty has come to Winged Ambassadors out of a need of a home. Liberty had to be taken into human care after she fell off of an awning at a construction site. She is now about five years old and is imprinted on humans, meaning that she can no longer be released into the wild. As such, she will have to be cared for by humans for the rest of her life. Because of this, a custom facility has been constructed at Banning Mills to accommodate all of Liberty’s needs and maximize her happiness and safety. Although she cannot be wild again, we’re honored to be able to offer her a safe and fulfilling life with Winged Ambassadors.