Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation

Marco Island Bald Eagles

First, ever heard of the Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation, also known as MESF?  They are a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization with the objective to preserve American bald eagles and their habitats. Operating on Marco Island, Florida, they work with people who live on Marco Island and local organizations to ensure the safety of the bald eagles there.  They seek to expand the bald eagle population on Marco Island by educating the community about the importance of these birds.  Take a look at these love birds!

Marco Island Eagle Sanctuary Foundation

Next, Hurricane Irma came in with a direct landfall hit on Marco Island, Florida.  As a result, they suffered a fair amount of damage.  Furthermore, it also prevented the installation of an eagle cam.  Fortunately, the resident bald eagles, Paleo and Calusa, and their nest tree survived.  However, the day after the storm hit, both eagles worked to repair and fortify it.  Nesting season has arrived!  So the folks at the Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation look forward to having some eaglets in the near-future.  Consequently, the excitement spread to Stuffed Safari too.  Check out this picture of the eagles nesting there.  We look forward to showcasing some more pictures of the eggs and eaglets as they arrive.

Marco Island Eagle Sanctuary Foundation

Get Involved

Finally, if you want more information about the Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation, click here to visit their website.  Their site features more information outlining their objective, mission statement, details about their facility and grounds, as well as the eagles they watch and care for.  Want to get involved?  Get in contact with them, or donate to their cause for hurricane relief or ongoing partnership.

Stuffed Safari is happy to have the opportunity to work with Marco Island Eagle Sanctuary Foundation and hopes this post raises awareness to their organization and their cause.  Take time to like, subscribe, and share with others.  Feel free to leave any comments or question in the comment questions below.  As always, thank you for reading.  If you’d like to learn more about your favorite wild animals check out our blog series, The Wild Side!

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