St. Louis, Mo. (July 19, 2012) -- Westborough Country Club, a St. Louis area private country club, today announced the scheduled release of a young, red-tailed hawk.
While making their rounds on Friday, May 11th, 2012, Westborough Country Club’s golf course maintenance crew found a baby red-tailed hawk that had fallen from its nest and were concerned about the hawk's safety and survival. Course Superintendent Tim Allen contacted the World Bird Sanctuary, located in Valley Park, Missouri, in hopes she would be given the nutrition and care she needed to survive.
“We were able to find out the hawk was a 10-day-old female and that we could track her growth and progress while at the sanctuary before being able to release her back onto Westborough's property”, said Tim Allen.
While the hawk was at the World Bird Sanctuary, the Club was given weekly progress reports that they in return shared with their membership. “The membership and staff have truly enjoyed watching the little hawk grow into such a beautiful bird”, said Tom Elliott, General Manager.
Representatives of the World Bird Sanctuary will be releasing the young hawk on the 10th fairway at Westborough Country Club on Friday, July 27th at 6pm. “Everyone is thrilled that the hawk will be released back here at Westborough. You could say that she has become the 'unofficial' mascot of the club”, says Elliott.
About Westborough Country Club
Westborough Country Club is a vibrant, family friendly club that boasts a recently renovated Clubhouse with two dining rooms, private dining facilities, a challenging 18-hole golf course, clay tennis courts, a large swimming pool with separate baby pool and a state of the art fitness center. As a private club conveniently located in the center of St. Louis, Westborough is a leader in service, quality, tradition and camaraderie. For more information on Westborough Country Club, call (314) 968-5333 or visit www.westboroughcc.com .
About World Bird Sanctuary
The World Bird Sanctuary is both a unique St. Louis attraction and entertaining environmental education opportunity. With over 305 acres and over 200 animals in our care, we offer a one-of-a-kind wildlife experience. The World Bird Sanctuary’s mission is to preserve the earth’s biological diversity and to secure the future of threatened bird species in their natural environments. We work to fulfill that mission through education, captive breeding, field studies and rehabilitation. The World Bird Sanctuary is one of North America’s largest facilities for the conservation of birds. WBS is on the leading edge of public awareness regarding the plight of bird species worldwide. For more information on the World Bird Sanctuary, call (636) 225-4390 or visit www.worldbirdsanctuary.org.
For additional information, photos, or to schedule an interview, please call Nicki Novosel at 314/968-5333 or e-mail Nicki at firstname.lastname@example.org.