2014 Nesting Season
The nesting season has ended on Eagle Mountain Sanctuary in the Dollywood Park in Pigeon Forge, TN. Three eaglets were raised by non-releasable Bald Eagles in our aviary, and all have now been released into the Great Smoky Mountains.
Two bonded pair of eagles were featured this season: Isaiah and Mrs. Jefferson, and Independence and Franklin. Although the eggs of Independence and Franklin were infertile, Isaiah and Franklin reared two healthy eaglets, and an eaglet was fostered in the nest of Hero and Volunteer. The fostered eaglet was released from the hack tower on Douglas Lake on June 27, 2014. The remaining two were released on July 4th.
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Join us next year when nesting season begins in March. Until then, please enjoy our scrapbook page which features this year's activities.