Monthly Archives: March 2011

AEF Bald Eagle Captive Breeding Status

Bald eagles are experiences one of their best captive breeding years at the American Eagle Foundation (AEF) of Pigeon Forge, TN.  Six bald eagle pairs have produced 14 eggs, of which 12 could hatch after 35 days.  The eaglets will … Continue reading

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When is Challenger’s Birthday?”

You have probably heard about Challenger.  He is a non-releasable Bald Eagle cared for by the non-profit American Eagle Foundation (AEF).  He was blown from his Louisiana nest in a storm in 1989, when 3-5  weeks of age.  He was … Continue reading

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Eagle Speakers Bureau

Are you looking for someone to present an eagle or bird of prey program to your group?  The American Eagle Foundation (AEF) maintains a listing of qualified presenters who can provide informative programs in an entertaining way.  The State listings … Continue reading

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How do the feathers of bald eagles molt and change color?

During the first year of a bald eagle’s life, its feathers go through a series of feather molts and color changes.  Silky down feathers at its hatching are gradually replaced by stronger flight feathers by the time they can  first … Continue reading

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What are some values of Bald Eagles?

The bald eagle was chosen June 20, 1782 as the emblem of the United States of America, because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks, and also because it existed only in North America. The Bald Eagle is … Continue reading

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Favorite Bald Eagle Questions and Answers

Since March, 2001, the American Eagle Foundation (AEF) has responded to thousands of E-mail inquiries <EagleMail@Eagles.org> about bald eagles, including the following favorites: 1. Why Are Some Eagles Called Bald eagles? There are 59 species of eagles in the world. … Continue reading

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Life History of Bald Eagles

Bald Eagles have an interesting life history, from the time the eggs are laid until the time they are fledgling from their nest, finding food to survive, mating, starting the life cycle all over again. The American Eagle Foundation (AEF) … Continue reading

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