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Matt Wykle
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Adopt an eagle nest

There is nothing more breathtaking than the sight of an eagle soaring overhead or swooping down to catch its prey. Wisconsin is fortunate to have Bald Eagles, our American symbol, nesting in our state. At one time, eagles in Wisconsin were in danger of becoming extinct. Due to the hard work of many citizens, professionals and agencies, including Wisconsin's Natural Heritage Conservation Program, eagles are making a comeback.

Help eagles thrive

You can help ensure that Bald Eagles are back to stay in Wisconsin for all future generations to see and enjoy. When you adopt an eagle nest, your contribution helps us:

  • conduct aerial surveys to locate nest sites;
  • rescue and rehabilitate sick, injured or orphaned eagles;
  • analyze feather, egg and blood samples for contaminants;
  • work with landowners to protect and manage nest trees and winter roost sites; and
  • promote awareness of Bald Eagles.

What you will receive

  • An adoption certificate with the name of your choice, certifying that you have adopted an eagle nest in the state of Wisconsin.
  • An educational pamphlet about eagles, including identification, diet, breeding, and their history in Wisconsin.
  • An activity/information booklet about eagles and a full-color eagle calendar.
  • An extra surprise! (In the past, this has included a full-color "Eagle for Kids" booklet)

How to sign up

Please enclose a check made out to "Endangered Resources Fund - Eagle Nests." Minimum contribution is $100. Please include the address of the recipient and the name and address of the donor (if they are different).

Send donations to:
Adopt an Eagle Nest Program
Department of Natural Resources
Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation
PO Box 7921
Madison WI 53707-7921
Last revised: Wednesday February 19 2014