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Bird rehab group releases bald eagles in Sauk Prairie area

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PRAIRIE DU SAC (WKOW) -- One of the final events of the 26th annual Bald Eagle Watching Days in Sauk City and Prairie du Sac was a tribute to healthy eagles.

The Raptor Education Group, known as REGI, came to the VFW Park to release some rehabilitated bald eagles back into the wild. REGI is based in Antigo, but travels the state protecting injured and abandoned birds.

Organizers say the release helps people gain a better understanding of the previously endangered species.

"We're really fortunate in Wisconsin that their population is on the rise, and I hope people can understand that just because its increasing doesn't mean that we can be less vigilant, and its really important to continue to respect them," says Marge Gibson, director of REGI.

The group works with large birds of all kinds, including bald eagles.

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