Category Archives: Propagation/Hacking/Releases

AEF’s Captive Breeding and Hacking Status, 2012

The American Eagle Foundation (AEF) has experienced another good season of captive breeding and releases of bald eagles from its Douglas Lake hack site.   The total of seven bald eagle releases included: A bald eaglet hatched in a wild nest … Continue reading

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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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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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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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