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The country owes thanks to Al Cecere, the volunteers and staff at the American Eagle Foundation, and to the many volunteers, conservation agency staffers, and other nonprofit organizations doing their best every day to keep an eagle eye on the raptor populations and make sure the majestic Bald Eagle and other birds of prey are with us long into the future.
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.
Peace is in rehab at the Audubon Birds of Prey Center in Maitland Florida. Follow his progress!
On the morning of March 2, at 8:35 a.m. EST, Hope became the youngest eaglet in the history of this nest (10 weeks, 2 days) to fly away and begin a new chapter in her life as a mighty eagle!
In 2016, it was the intention of the AEF to actually install a camera over the nest so viewers could finally watch the intimate daily lives of this eagle family.
There’s a new eagle pair in town…
After five months of treatment at the American Eagle Foundation, the eagle has made significant progress with its recovery.
Famous Bald Eagle pair, Mr. President & The First Lady, have welcomed their first egg of 2017 into their Washington DC nest.
After a much-needed, month-long break, Challenger took flight once again at the Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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During October and November, 2016, Challenger has been making appearances in many stadiums and convention centers throughout the United States.
Traditionally in the Fall, all the Eagles that live in the aviary on Eagle Mountain Sanctuary at Dollywood are gathered up for their annual physicals.
An eagle release, outreach, and grand openings added to a busy Fall 2016 schedule for AEF.
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.
Challenger wrapped up 2015 with a momentous and impressive flight on New Years Eve at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. After a month of rest, we embarked upon another busy travel season, flying and driving all over the country with Challenger and a couple other of our Bald Eagles to educate the public and inspire them to preserve this majestic species.
This was a monumental summer for the AEF, we released 5 more captive-hatched and translocated eaglets into the wild…with our last release of the summer marking our 150th eaglet set free into the wild from our Douglas Lake “Hack Tower” in East Tennessee!
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.
Our 3rd Annual Chatter Reunion was held June 16-18 at Pigeon Forge, TN. Chatters, Moderators, and Cam Operators came from all over the United States and even Canada [ 16 states plus Canada ] to experience and celebrate what the American Eagle Foundation stands for, and to join with other Kindred Spirits for fun and fellowship.