How we help bald eagles and birds of prey at AEF.

A checkup for a young eaglet.

AEF receives anywhere from 75-100 injured or sick raptors annually for rehabilitation.

In addition to the treatment of injured, sick, and orphaned eagles, AEF’s eagle rehabilitation qualification is an important factor to its successful daily care of brooding eagles, their young, and eagles being hacked for release.

Dr. Mike Jones, DVM (who specializes in Raptor Biomedicine and Avian Emergency Medicine and Critical Care) and the UT College of Veterinary Medicine work together to ensure the health of AEF’s resident raptors and to successfully rehabilitate injured wild birds of prey.

UT College of Veterinary Medicine provides vital care to birds of prey with life-threatening or vital injuries then transfers them to AEF for daily care and rehabilitation.

AEF is currently raising funds for the Project Eagle: Raptor Rehabilitation and Research Center (RRRC) Campaign, though our center is not funded, we continue to rehabilitate injured raptors.

Once an injured raptor completes its rehabilitation, it is released back into the wild, ideally close to where it was found. Raptors who have sustained injuries that render them incapable of survival in the wild are given a forever home at the AEF or another raptor facility.

At our future raptor rehabilitation clinic, our capacity to care for injured birds of prey will reach new heights. Outfitted with state-of-the-art veterinary equipment, resident veterinary experts, and skilled staff, our facility is sure to become the gold standard of avian rehabilitation. 

Through Project Eagle: Raptor Rehabilitation and Research Center (RRRC) Campaign, we invite individuals and organizations to join us in shaping the future, click here to make a donation or if you or your organization is interested in becoming a philanthropic donor or corporate sponsor of Project Eagle (RRRC), please contact the following:

Jessica A. Hall
Executive Director, American Eagle Foundation

Dr. Michael Jones DVM, DABVP (Avian)
Director of Avian Rehabilitation & Research