On October 24, 2011, the Bald Eagle ‘Volunteer’ that had previously escaped from its Dollywood aviary on Sept. 11, 2011 and that was captured on Oct. 23, has been reunited with his life-long mate Hero. They have been love birds for 22 years and have raised a number of young together.
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‘Volunteer,’ the bald eagle who escaped from Dollywood more than three weeks ago, is recovering from his adventures. He may not be able to talk about his experiences, but his body tells at least part of the tale. He was a bit dehydrated and probably weighs a bit less, but so far, his vet said he looks pretty good.
People from all over the world have their eyes trained on East Tennessee. That’s because anyone from anywhere who has an Internet connection can watch three Pigeon Forge eaglets growing up in their nest.
The American Eagle Foundation (www.eagles.org) released a 14-week-old Bald Eaglet into the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains Sunday afternoon (4-17-2011) to honor U.S. Army Ranger Cpl. Ryan C. McGhee (http://for-ryan-from-mom.webs.com/) who was given the Purple Heart, Bronze Star (with V-Device) and other awards for helping save the lives of two of his fellow soldier in Iraq when they were pinned down by enemy gunfire. The majestic young eagle had previously been hatched and raised in Tennessee by AEF staff from an egg rescued from a stadium lighting tower nest in Sarasota, Florida.
The non-profit American Eagle Foundation (www.eagles.org) has announced that a Bald Eaglet hatched from an egg rescued last December from a lighting tower nest at the Orioles’ spring training ballpark in Sarasota, Florida was recently transported to an artificial nesting tower on Douglas Lake in East Tennessee (on Feb. 11, 2011). The eaglet previously had hatched from its egg inside an incubator and was fed with an eagle puppet at the AEF’s United States Eagle Center in Pigeon Forge, TN.
The Baltimore Orioles play at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota. But earlier this winter, the stadium was home to a different kind of bird. It was a windy day in mid-December when the American Eagle Foundation from Pigeon Forge arrived in Florida to help rescue two Bald Eagle eggs from a new nest in a light tower high above the stadium.
The non-profit American Eagle Foundation (www.eagles.org) has announced that one of the two eggs that it rescued from a lighting tower nest at the Orioles’ spring training ballpark in Sarasota, Florida has hatched, and the eaglet is being fed by an eagle puppet to prevent human-imprinting.
Challenger, a rescued Bald Eagle unaffiliated with Auburn, flies before Monday’s BCS national championship (Jan. 10, 2011).
Al Cecere and ‘Challenger’ were guests on Fox and Friends in NYC to commemorate Veterans Day.
New York City, NY — Life Project for Africa (LPA), a charitable organization dedicated to supporting professional healthcare and childcare services to poor communities in Tanzania and southeast Africa, is pleased to announce that Al Louis Cecere has accepted an invitation to join the Life Project Board of Directors.
The non-profit American Eagle Foundation released two captive-hatched Bald Eaglets into the wild today from an artificial nesting tower located on Douglas Lake.
The magnificent bald eagle, our living national symbol since 1782, may be off the endangered and threatened species lists, but it will require humanity’s assistance and protection for at least another 20 years to assure its continued recovery.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution late last night authored by U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and cosponsored by U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-W. Va.) to designate June 20th as “American Eagle Day.”
KINGSTON – For the bald eagle named Tiny, Friday marked a return to freedom in the wild after months in captivity. Tossed aloft by a U.S. Ranger bound for Afghanistan, the bird exploded skyward in a burst of feathers before soaring majestically over Watts Bar Lake.
Two Bald Eaglets have emerged from eggs in an incubator at the American Eagle Foundation’s United States Eagle Center at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN.
The American Eagle Foundation (AEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Contributions to the American Eagle Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
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