The male eagle “Liberty” at the National Arboretum fledged from his nest tree at 6:12 am on June 9th.
The sale of nearly 6000 Limited-Edition DC Eagle Cam T-shirts has assisted in keeping the DC Eagle Cam running successfully.
On June 5th, around 2:30pm EST, “Freedom,” one of the two young eagles residing in the nest of “Mr. President” and “The First Lady” in the U.S. National Arboretum, fledged the nest!
Since hatching, the adorable bald eaglets that reside inside a nest at the U.S. National Arboretum have been referred to as “DC2” and “DC3,” as these are the second and third eaglets raised by parents “Mr. President” and “The First Lady” at this nest location. Now, however, the D.C. Eagle Cam partners and cooperators (American Eagle Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture, D.C. Department of Energy & Environment, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service) are looking for two creative and symbolic names for these eaglets that live up to the names of their parents
Millions of people were glued to their computers and mobile devices this week watching dceaglecam.eagles.org and waiting for the eggs of ‘Mr. President’ & ‘The First Lady’ to hatch LIVE on the Washington D.C. Eagle Nest Cam.
The American Eagle Foundation (AEF) and the cooperative partners of the project are proud to announce that there are now two healthy eaglets residing in the nest that sits high in a Tulip Poplar tree in the U.S. National Arboretum, right inside the Nation’s Capitol.
Crystal Slusher is behind the zooms and pans you see when you watch Bald Eagles nesting and hatching chicks online.
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.
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!
On Sunday December 13th at 8 p.m., Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry will host an exclusive Holiday Benefit Show featuring American Idol’s Clark Beckham, singer/songwriter James Rogers, and the famous free-flying Bald Eagle Challenger. VIP Tickets are selling for $125 (100% of VIP ticket proceeds support the non-profit AEF and can be claimed as a tax-deductible donation).
Before Challenger soars around the stadium for his stirring portion of the pregame routine, the Bald Eagle takes the same trip upstairs as many fans heading to the upper deck. He rides the elevator.
American Idol runner-up Clark Beckham, American Eagle Foundation President Al Cecere, and celebrity educational Bald Eagle ‘Challenger’ meet at the Smoky Mountain Opry Theater in Pigeon Forge to promote a special December 13th benefit show supporting the non-profit eagle care and protection charity.
The famous educational ambassador Bald Eagle ‘Challenger’ revisited Ground Zero in NYC during 2015.
The American Eagle Foundation (AEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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