Our Eagles Welcome You

Thanks for visiting and taking some time to meet the eagles in our care.  We’re often asked what they eat. Their diet with us includes rabbits, fish (bald eagles only), rats, waterfowl, and venison. In the wild, they may also eat snakes, prairie dogs, other animals and roadkill. If you would like to help us feed the eagles, you can contribute by clicking the button near each eagle’s description. The button near the bald eagle feeds either the male or the female, and thhe button near the golden eagle feeds either male or female.

Our female bald eagle, only eighteen months old when she arrived at REF in September 2016, is now eight years old (Spring 2023). She’s a mature adult, has lost nearly all the gray in her beak, and has a beautiful white head. From her arrival weight of 8.75 pounds in 2016, she’s up to about 12.5 pounds with a seven-foot wingspan. Even though she hasn’t grown larger, she’s thriving on her diet of waterfowl, rabbits and fish. However, fish are still not her favorite food choice! Her spacious enclosure has allowed her to muscle up and gain weight with plenty of exercise and fresh air, and she has mastered her role as an ambassador for all wild eagles.

   Goal: $7,500

We Made it With Some to Spare–THANK YOU!!
Thanks to the generosity and support of our sponsors for funding our eagle acquisition. Learn how you can continue to help
this orphaned bald eagle. Just visit our Facebook site on the right for the full story on this eagle.
To support her ongoing care, you may use this link.

Sponsors Names: Developing…we are requesting permission from all donors before full names are published. This list will expand as donors respond.  Thanks to everyone for their generosity! We are receiving donations from all over the U.S.A. Bald eagles resonate with everyone!

Anonymous (45) — Corinne & Yuri Ablin, Becca Akens, Susan Anstine, Hidden Village Property Association, Kim Baker, Karin Berglund, Karen Blackwood, Robert Booth, Cheri Bossio,  Chris Canipe, David Carr, Sarah Chilton, Michael Dalke, Gary Dodd, Anita Dove,  Lana Farrington, Susan Frank, Dorothy Gibson, William Hay, Kim Herron, Kay Jacobs, Pamela Jarvis, Kathleen Johnson,  Joan Kaufman, Amelia Keeth, Michael Leede, Lori Mahoney, Robert Martinez, John Martyny, Josette Mastra, Karen & Ken Metz, The McAllister Family,  Judith M. Miller, Sharon Minzer, Mary Monnet, David Mintz, Ann Harwood-Nuss, Juleigh Perona, Della Plume, Kathy Prinster,  Dusty Pruitt, Jim Reisert, Beverly & Scott Rice, Terrie Sajbel, Marilyn Stevens,  Kelly Tannenbaum, Skye Taylor, Susan Tumay, Karen & Tom Vaughn, Jill Williams, Millie & Richard Young

If you have contributed and wish to see your name on this list of donors, please send us an  e-mail note with your permission.

Eagle Adoption Options


Bald Eagle:Haliaeetus leucocephalus 
 Date of Birth: 1990   Sex: male    Weight: Avg. 8 lbs.
This bird was found shot somewhere outside Kalispell, Montana during the winter of 1991-1992.
He arrived in Aurora via private jet in July 1993.
His right wing is missing from the wrist joint out, and he is currently the oldest bird REF cares for.
Help feed him for one month or more.
photo by Marilyn Stevens
Monthly Support Male or Female Bald Eagle

Button feeds either male or female.
Let us know if you wish to direct your support to one or the other at:  e-mail 


Golden Eagle: Aquila chrysaetos
Date of Birth: 2000   Sex: male Weight: averages 7.5 lbs   Wingspan: 5.5 ft.
This golden eagle was hit by a vehicle on Interstate 90
near Livingston, Montana. The impact dislocated the right wing,
and despite all efforts to repair the damage, the wing cannot be
used well enough to allow the bird to survive on his own.
Help feed him for one month or more.
photo by Marilyn Stevens
Golden Eagle Male or Female

Button feeds either male or female.
Let us know if you wish to direct your support to one or the other at:  e-mail

 Golden Eagle: Aquila chrysaetos
Date of Birth: 2022   Sex: female   Weight: averages 12.5 lbs     Wingspan 6.5 ft
Our young female golden eagle was picked up in Frannie, Wyoming, near the Montana border on July 20, 2022. We believe she may have been hit by a vehicle which damaged the distal or outer half of her left wing. She is missing three of the large primary flight feathers on that side, and an additional two feathers are “loose” on the wing and not able to sustain lift in the air. The impact moved her left humerus slightly out of joint, and she is not able to raise her left wing normally and fly.
Help feed her for one month or more.
Photo by Jeff Wang

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