Eagles:  Our neighbors, our inspiration

In Juneau, we know what it’s like to wake up to the chattering of eagles, neighbors we enjoy watching. Like us, they raise families, and occasionally need some help.

On Monday’s Juneau Afternoon, we’ll hear about efforts to save an eagle, found hanging upside down from a tree.

Guest: Kathy Benner, Manager of the Juneau Raptor Center.


J.D. McComas, Kathy Benner, and the eagle
J.D. McComas, a U.S.D.A wildlife biologist, hands off a stranded eagle over to Kathy Benner of the Juneau Raptor Center during a rescue at the Juneau International Airport on March 1, 2021. (From video courtesy Scott Rinkenberger)

And get a preview of this Thursday’s Juneau Audubon Society presentation, “Growing up Eagle,” a birds-eye view inside an eagle’s nest. Guests: Brenda Wright, Helen Unruh and Doris Kirchhofer — members of the Juneau Audubon Society.


Eagles parent a grey hatchling. (Photo by Helen Unruh)

Also on Monday, a status report from the City and Borough of Juneau about COVID vaccinations. Sign-up is underway for the next round. Guest: Robert Barr, Emergency Operations Center Planning Chief, City and Borough of Juneau.

Join KTOO’s Rhonda McBride for Juneau Afternoon, live at 3:00 p.m. on KTOO Juneau 104.3, online at KTOO.org, and repeated at 4:00 p.m. on KRNN 102.7.