Name the National Arboretum Nestling!

The National Arboretum volunteers were given the opportunity to help pick names for DC9 – The names selected are listed below.

We are excited to announce a NEW opportunity to be a part of the National Arboretum nest family.

Mr. President and Lotus have both been amazing at seeing to DC9’s every need! DC9 is almost 8 weeks old so now we want you to have the opportunity to help in naming this eaglet.

We are launching a “Name DC9” fundraiser that allows all viewers an opportunity to participate in voting without the higher cost of purchasing an AEF membership.

The premise of the “Name DC9” fundraiser is simple:

#1 – Five names have been selected by our National Arboretum volunteer team: Each name was deliberately chosen to highlight the unique characteristics of this nest. Some names honor the beautiful surrounding habitat where this nest is located, and some names have special meaning.

#2 – For a donation of $5 per vote, you can “stuff the ballot” for your favorite name for DC9. Feel free to vote for your selection as many times as you want. The name that raises the most donations will be the name given to DC9.

#3 – To make your donation and vote, see the naming options below.

#4 – The final naming announcement will be made on 5-30-22 at 2pm est.
All donations must be made by 12pm Est on 5-30-22

#5 – All funds raised from this fundraiser will be used to support conservation, education, and rehabilitation efforts at AEF including associated wildlife cam program costs*.

*Equipment, internet, maintenance, IT fees, etc.

 Submitted names and reasons – 
1. Neo – means “new”
2. Beacon – of hope and unity
3. Takoda – Sioux for “friend to all”
4. Arbor – after the arboretum
5. Poplar – name of the tree in which the nest is located