Charity Spotlight – American Eagle Foundation

The American Eagle Foundation (AEF) is a non-profit organization founded in 1985 to develop and conduct bald eagle and environmental recovery programs in the United States and to assist private, state and federal projects that do the same. Their goal is to fully restore the bald eagle, the U.S.A.’s National Symbol, to America’s lands and skies and to “Build A Nest-Egg” for their future care and protection. AEF is headquartered at the Dollywood entertainment park in Pigeon Forge, TN.

The American Eagle Foundation has a live-feed Eagle Nest Cam setup on their web site for people to view several of the non-releasable bald eagles. Recently, while tending to their nesting duties, non-releasable Bald Eagles “Franklin” and “Independence”, survived tornado-like storms that passed through the East Tennessee area.

AEF President Al Cecere watched the eagle nest day and night from a video camera available over the internet during those severe storms. Cecere said, “It always amazes me how the parent birds faithfully cover the eggs and young with their body and wings during severe weather, even when chunks of hail are pounding on their backs.”

The first of three eggs laid in March, which both parents have been diligently incubating and shielding from inclement weather over the past few weeks, hatched on the day of the Royal Wedding (April 29). The second egg could hatch any day.

Source: American Eagle Foundation

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