The American Eagle Foundation Presents
Dollywood Bald Eagle Nest Cams
LIVE Bald Eagle Nest Cams at Dollywood!
Honor and Braveheart
Honor and Braveheart are a bonded non-releasable pair of Bald Eagles that live in a large private aviary at the American Eagle Foundation. They have hatched and raised numerous young as a part of the AEF’s Captive Breeding and Hacking programs.
This pair was already bonded when they were transferred to the American Eagle Foundation from the San Francisco Zoo in 2007. In a ceremony honoring fallen soldiers, these two Eagles, along with three other non-releasable Bald Eagle breeding pairs were named by the families of these brave soldiers.
Honor was named in honor of Lance Cpl. William Coprince, Jr. Braveheart was named in honor of Sgt. 1st Class James D. Connell.
In 2007, the American Eagle Foundation was chosen by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to receive four Bald Eagle breeding pairs from the San Francisco Zoo to care, originally it was to be five pairs, however one mate passed away prior to the transfer. The living mate of the pair is now a educational eagle.
These pairs were part of the San Francisco Zoo’s captive-breeding program. These regal birds had previously hatched numerous young eaglets, which were placed in wild nests located on the Channel Islands—as part of a Bald Eagle recovery project located off the coast of Los Angeles. The zoo concluded its successful breeding program after re-introducing more than 100 young Bald Eagles into the wild.
This aviary at Eagle Mountain Sanctuary is home to our female bald eagles with partial flight ability.
The female bald eagles residing within Eagle Mountain Sanctuary are all permanently disabled and are no longer able to survive on their own in the wild.
Residents in this aviary are as follows – Amelia, Barbosa, Faithful Spirit, Fiona, Glenda, Grace, Hope, Josephine, Kathy, Scarlet, Virginia, and Windy.
This aviary at Eagle Mountain Sanctuary is home to our male bald eagles with partial flight ability.
The male bald eagles residing within Eagle Mountain Sanctuary are all permanently disabled and are no longer able to survive on their own in the wild.
Residents in this aviary are as follows – Aquila, Buckeye, Faithful, Hamilton, King George, Kodak, Riley, and Roosevelt.
Friday 10am-11:30am & 9pm-10:30pm
Eaglets hatched and raised at Eagle Mountain Sanctuary are transferred to the AEF’s hacking tower at about 6–7 weeks of age where they will acclimate to a wild, natural setting into which they will be released at fledging age.
Archived Nesting Seasons
Click a year to view the corresponding Dollywood nesting season.
Feeding the Eagles
Fresh food (quail, fish, rats) is delivered daily to the eagles by AEF caregivers and left at the bottom of the hill; the parent eagles choose what they want, and then bring it back to the nest to feed themselves and their eaglets. There is also a bathing/watering tub at the same location, which the eagles often enjoy.
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