Eagles in the News
On Earth Day, we are reminded of a quotation made by Chief Seattle in 1855: “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”
Since mid-February, hundreds of thousands of viewers have tuned into dceaglecam.eagles.org to watch two live-streaming, high definition cameras featuring the wild nest of Bald Eagles “Mr. President” & “The First Lady.” These parents have been faithfully incubating two eggs at the top of a Tulip Poplar tree in the U.S. National Arboretum, right inside the Nation’s Capitol.
Their devoted attention and dedicated efforts finally began to pay off last night, as the first eaglet began its “pipping” process! “Pipping” occurs when an eaglet uses the tip of its beak to break through the internal membrane and the outer shell of its egg.
The tens of thousands of viewers who have become addicted to watching Bald Eagles “Mr. President” & “The First Lady” on the D.C. Eagle Nest Cam (dceaglecam.org) may want to keep their eyes glued to their computer screens this week to hopefully see two fuzzy eaglets hatch from their eggs.
Viewers from all over the world can now watch the nest of “Mr. President” and “The First Lady,” a pair of Bald Eagles nesting in Washington DC at the U.S. National Arboretum.
he American Eagle Foundation is once again proud to announce next year’s successful eagle grants applicants. For 2016, seven applicants for American Eagle Foundation grants were selected to receive in $100,251 in funding for work to be carried out in 2016.
Florida has 1,340 nesting territories (based on 2008-2009 nesting season data) and is home to more nesting pairs than any other state, except Alaska and Minnesota.
Take a minute to give thanks for the years of work the late Bob Hatcher did in coordinating efforts by state and federal agencies and private entrepreneurs to return the national symbolic bird to Tennessee.
Wild Bald Eagles ‘Romeo’ & ‘Juliet’ hatch first egg / eaglet in time for Christmas, exciting viewers worldwide!
Both Dollywood and AEF are celebrating their 30th anniversaries this year, and it turns out that these disabled Bald Eagle parents, named ‘Independence’ and ‘Franklin,’ are raising their 30th eaglet.
As June 18 approached, signaling another AEF Reunion combined with American Eagle Day, excitement built to over-the-top levels! Emails and Facebook posts lit up the Internet – filled with anticipation as to what these three days would bring. Finally, everyone participating in Reunion had arrived! Reservations for the Reunion topped out at 100, with more on the waiting list.
New York City Audubon confirmed that a pair of bald eagles are nesting on the South Shore of Staten Island, the first such touchdown in the city in 100 years.
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