By Linda J. Turner,
Communications Director Marco Island Nature Preserve & Bird Sanctuary
In the bald eagle nest at the Marco Island Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary are, not one, not two, but three eaglets! This is the first time in many years that more than two eaglets have hatched on this property. All three eaglets appear to be healthy, eating well and getting along peacefully together in their nest under the watchful guard of the adult eagles. The adult eagles were named Paleo and Calusa in 2011 by the Tommie Barfield Elementary fifth grade class.
The Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation is the parent organization for the Marco Island Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary. The Preserve is located at 665 Tigertail Court on Marco Island. The Foundation is currently fundraising for Eagle Cams to be installed on the preserve this summer before the next eagle-nesting season begins. In the second week of the Foundation’s fundraising campaign, a local citizen has offered as a memorial tribute, to match Eagle Cam donations.
Donations for this worthy project are tax-deductible and may be made by credit card by visiting www.MarcoIslandNaturePreserve.org and clicking on the “Eagle Cam Fundraising” button, or by check payable to the Marco Island Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary and mailed to P.O. Box 983, Marco Island, Florida, 34146. Please indicate “Eagle Cam Donation” on your check.
For additional information, please call 239-269-1754.