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.
Each year, Bill and Tani Austin of the Starkey Foundation, hold a gala in St. Paul Minnesota to raise money for their hearing foundation. Tables are “purchased” at different prices by individuals, groups, or companies. In addition, both a silent auction and a live auction are held, raising additional funds, which are used by Starkey to fund their mission.
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.
Before the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final began on April 6, 2015, the air was electric with excitement inside Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Duke Blue Devils vs Wisconsin Badgers – both teams poised to claim victory.
The American Eagle Foundation is proud to announce eight successful eagle grants applicants for 2015. This year, $100,038 in grants will be awarded. This is the third year the American Eagle Foundation has sponsored grants for work that conserves and protects eagles, awarding grants totaling in excess of $300,000. We appreciate the important work of these grantees, and are honored to be able to contribute to the continued success of the Bald Eagle.
The American Eagle Foundation strongly believes that all generations should be educated about nature, the environment, and the beauty of Bald Eagles and birds of prey.
Tens of thousands of eagle lovers and enthusiasts around the Globe have been watching the American Eagle Foundation’s High-Definition Video Cams placed over a wild nest in Northeast Florida—and for a very special reason. Two eggs have hatched over the past several days. One of those happened to hatch Christmas Day, December 25, 2014.
Retired TWRA Biologist Bob Hatcher was laid to rest today (July 27, 2014) after a funeral service at Antioch Methodist Church in Nashville. The following is about about Bob and an eagle release a few weeks prior to his passing.
Tennessee’s leading wildlife advocates honor a man who who spearheaded the state’s Bald Eagle recovery efforts for decades.
This spring, three pairs of non-releasable Bald Eagles laid eggs inside the enormous aviary at Eagle Mountain Sanctuary on the Dollywood Park. Three eaglets grew up in two nests: Isaiah & Mrs. Jefferson raised their own two, and Hero & Volunteer skillfully fostered a baby eaglet when their own eggs were determined to be infertile. Franklin & Independence, the third pair, laid three infertile eggs and did not raise babies this year.
This is the story of how an injured eagle from the Spokane, WA area was rescued, rehabilitated, released, rescued again—before eventually finding a forever home at the American Eagle Foundation.
On April 24, 2014, the American Eagle Foundation released a one-year-old male Bald Eagle “Winfield” back into the wild.
“By itself, it’s a great, yet challenging, success story. We love seeing an eagle fly free again after being rehabilitated. This particular case, however, comes with an extremely amazing backstory that began in Alaska,” said AEF Founder and President Al Cecere.
Live long and prosper, eaglets. We wish you Godspeed and safe journeys.
Tens of thousands of people watched with joy and anticipation as the AEF’s high definition video cams streamed every minute of the birth of baby eaglets, Samson (Dec. 23, 2013) and Delilah (Dec. 20, 2013).
Since Tennessee’s Bald Eagle recovery efforts began in 1980, strategic partnerships have been crucial to accomplishing Bald Eagle conservation goals. Steve Ward, Manager of the Radnor Lake State Natural Area of Nashville, TN, recently invited the American Eagle Foundation (AEF) to partner with Radnor Lake this coming year to update their Bald Eagle display and to finalize the design of Radnor’s Bald Eagle aviary, which is already under construction and is expected to open in Spring of 2014.
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.
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