National Geographic & ITV
Dr. Jim Scott believes that his spiritual affinity with eagles owes something to his Cherokee and Yute Indian ancestry. As medical director of the Bird Treatment and Learning Centre (Bird TLC), a volunteer-run organization in Anchorage, Alaska, Jim applies his talents and training to rehabilitating injured birds of all species, with a special focus on eagles.
We follow six rehabilitated birds that embark on an 800-mile trip southeast from Anchorage to Haines, Alaska. Here they begin their journey back to freedom. As the centerpiece of a spiritual Indian ceremony in Haines, a mature bald eagle named Patch and five juveniles make their way, healthy and strong, back to the wild.