On October 24th, 2018 Challenger was invited to participate in the the National Anthem Ceremonies. During an a cappella rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner performed by the singing group Veritas, Challenger was presented on Laura Sterbens’ glove. The evening was dedicated to celebrating our Veterans & Active Duty Military.
From the moment s/he hatched on May 3, 2018 through every stage of development, Valor was a perfect young eaglet. Safe and secure in the nest atop a Tulip Poplar tree, we saw only a clear road ahead and an eventual successful fledge.
On July 26th, the non-profit American Eagle Foundation (AEF) released its last juvenile Bald Eaglet of the summer into the wild in honor of Lance Corporal Jason Redifer (US Marine) who was killed in action in Babil Province, Iraq on January 31, 2015 at the age of 19.
Sequoyah was out the door before the gate was fully lifted; made a gorgeous, spectacular flight, and landed perfectly in a tree!
On June 21, 2018, Honeysuckle Hills in Pigeon Forge, TN, the American Eagle Foundation presented a Birds of Prey program for a 4-H Photography Club class.
On Thursday morning, June 28th, the non-profit American Eagle Foundation (AEF) will release Three 12-week-old Bald Eaglets into the wild to honor local first responders for Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Gatlinburg.
DC6 & DC7 have their forever names!
Please consider a donation to help replace the roof of our Hack Tower on Douglas Lake!
Keep Sevier Beautiful (KSB) and the American Eagle Foundation (AEF) are determined to clean up not just the waterways of Sevierville, TN, but also the surrounding ecosystem to help ensure the health and longevity of the animals that depend on this area as their source for food.
A fish was brought to the nest by one of the parent eagles that had spinner bait with a hook and braided line attached to it. One of the eaglets swallowed the hook.
The eaglets are the 14th, 15th, & 16th hatched from eggs laid by Lady Independence & Sir Hatcher I & Sir Hatcher II.
Bald Eagles Mr. President and The First Lady have welcomed their second egg of 2018 into their National Arboretum nest in Washington, DC.
AEF’s Smoky Mountain Eagle Nest Cam Is Now Live
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.
The AEF's tax identification number is 58-1652023.
Background photo ©Byron Jorjorian