The millions of viewers who have become addicted to watching bald eagles “Mr. President” and “The First Lady” on the DC Eagle Cam (dceaglecam.org) may want to keep their eyes glued to their computer screens beginning this weekend to hopefully see two fuzzy eaglets emerge from their eggs.
On August 11th, the American Eagle Foundation (AEF) reintroduced an adult Bald Eagle back into the wild after months of rehabilitation. The AEF named the eagle “Summitt” in honor of and in memory of former Lady Vols Coach, Pat Summitt.
On Friday morning, June 24th, the non-profit American Eagle Foundation (AEF) released a 13-week-old Bald Eaglet named “Hope” (patagial tag “H6”) into the wild to remember and honor the 49 victims who were recently killed in the Orlando mass shooting on June 12th, 2016.
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!
Millions of race fans from around the world got a very brief glimpse of the celebrity Bald Eagle “Challenger” as he soared over Turn One at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the singing of God Bless America (Indianapolis Children’s Choir) before the start of the Indy 500’s 100th Running race on Memorial Day Weekend.
It’s almost time for parent eagles “Mr. President” and “The First Lady” to say goodbye to “Freedom” and “Liberty,” the now not-so-little eagles residing inside a bald eagle nest at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.
DC2 & DC3, the two adorable Bald Eaglets watched daily by hundreds of thousands of viewers on www.dceaglecam.org, now have new names! This past week, five of the most popular name pairs that were suggested via the “Name the Nestlings” social media campaign were put to a final public vote. More than 36,000 people voted. The winning names?
Nest cam fans from around the world recently participated in a “Name the Nestlings” social media campaign to suggest names for “DC2” and “DC3” the two eaglets currently residing in the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. Thousands of names were submitted via the hashtag campaign, and now five of the most popular suggested name pairs and are being put to a final public vote!
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
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