Welaka Eagle Cam Donation
Support the Welaka Eagle Cam
In the summer of 2019, a partnership developed between the Welaka National Fish Hatchery (WNFH) and the American Eagle Foundation (AEF) to live-stream a Bald Eagle nest at the Welaka National Fish Hatchery. Please support our efforts to introduce a new eagle family to our viewers.
The Welaka National Fish Hatchery (WNFH) is located in north central Florida on about 500 acres situated near the St. Johns River and the Welaka National Forest. Near the town of Welaka, the facility is operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and is primarily concerned with raising warmwater fish. In a given year, this will result in between 4.5 and 5 million fish.
Protecting endangered species and restoring their populations has been an important mission of WNFH. Not only are they involved with intense efforts to restore fish species that are vital to the fishery resources of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and the coastal United States (LINK), they are also an important partner in restoring the endangered Eastern Indigo Snake (LINK) to Northern Florida and other areas where the population is seriously compromised. In addition, Welaka is involved with conserving and repopulating the Grasshopper Sparrow (LINK) to the prairies of Florida.
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