Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Nest Fest

How do you tell the difference between male and female Bald Eagles? Very carefully and preferably with a high powered scope: The beak of a female eagle is deeper (distance from top to chin) than the beak of a male.

How do you tell the difference between male and female Bald Eagles? Very carefully and preferably with a high powered scope: The beak of a female eagle is deeper (distance from top to chin) than the beak of a male.

The Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation is hosting the first annual “Nest Fest” on Sunday, May 1st from 4:30 to 7 PM at Marco Island’s Art League Center for the Arts. This wine and hors d’oeuvres fundraising event will focus on the protection of the bald eagles and the preservation of their 11.6 acre habitat, the Marco Eagle sanctuary on Tigertail Court. Naples’ nature photographer, Dennis Goodman, will graciously donate matted eagle photographs for this event. Admission is $15 per person but free to all Five year Founding Members.

Bald eagles, our national symbol for the United States, are a state and federally protected species. Eagles mate for life and return to their traditional nest by October 1st to produce from one to three eggs. Around December 18, 2010, two eaglets hatched at the Tigertail Court Nest site. By March 11th, both eaglets ventured out on their first shaky flights over the entire Tigertail habitat as residents and nature enthusiasts nervously watched and cheered. To learn more about protecting the bald eagles and preserving the Marco Eagle Sanctuary, visit our web site, www.marcoeaglesanctuaryfoundation.org

The Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation invites all citizens including nature enthusiasts and the environmentally concerned to attend the Nest Fest as the fledglings and MESF each take flight. The RSVP deadline is April 22nd. Checks are to be made payable and sent to MESF, P.O. Box 983, Marco Island, FL, 34146. There is no admission charge for Founding Members, however RSVP is still requested by April 22. For information on how to become a Five Year Founding Member, call 239 394-9285 or email events@marcoeaglesanctuaryfoundation.org

 

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