Redding Eaglecam Repairs

$5,885 of $5,790 goal

Raised by 103 people in 20 months
Terri Lhuillier  REDDING, CA
The Friends of the Redding Eagles is a non-profit community group whose mission is education and conservation of the Redding eagles and eagles everywhere. We love our Redding eagles and we would appreciate your help with upgrading our eaglecam. These upgrades will greatly improve the viewing and educational experience for all of those who follow the ongoing saga of our famous Redding eagles.

In 2007, our Redding eagles first garnered attention as they valiantly fought to keep their home in the middle of our city when a large cone was placed on top of their nest! This was done to deter them from nesting in that location due to a bridge reconstruction project nearby. The eagles refused to leave their home and stood their ground for 35 days until the cone was finally removed. Their courage and determination won the hearts of everyone in our city and helped our eagles, Patriot & Liberty, gain new fans around the world!

This wonderful pair went on to successfully bring 13 bald eagles into the world in 6 seasons, twice raising 3 eaglets! A feat that occurs in only 5% of nesting pairs! 

Sadly, in 2013, an intruder eagle entered their nesting territory and challenged our beloved Patriot, who eventually fell to his death during a territorial battle. His lifelong mate, Liberty, was now forced to find a new mate. We were all thrilled when she chose a young, spirited male, who was appropriately named, Spirit. Liberty laid 3 eggs in 2014, but unfortunately all 3 eggs failed.

In 2015, Liberty again laid 3 eggs and this time, all 3 chicks hatched! We were treated to a very enjoyable and educational season watching the interactions betwen the 3 siblings Pi, Paddy & Poppy, as they grew from fuzzy, gray chicks to full-sized fledglings! Spirit did an amazing job as a first-time father, with help from Liberty's guidance and years of parenting experience.

We have watched this magnificent story unfold for the past 7 years via an eaglecam, which is streamed live from above the eagle's nest. However, we have been missing part of the story due to the fact that we don't have sound on our eaglecam! It has been like watching a Silent Movie and we have missed out on many wonderful moments where the addition of sound would have added so much more to the viewing experience. Bald eagles are very vocal and you can learn so much more about them and their interactions by listening to those vocalizations. Students and Teachers in Redding and all around the country use this eaglecam in their classrooms as an educational tool. Adding audio to this eaglecam will greatly enhance and enrich the experience for them and for everyone who loves our Redding eagles, or eagles in general!

We feel extremely fortunate to have a nesting pair of bald eagles, our national bird, in the middle of our city! It is our mission to do whatever we can to make the viewing and educational experience better so we can

share our Redding eagles with the world!

We sincerely appreciate any donation, small or large, which will be used to purchase a new High Definition, Pan/Tilt/Zoom Eaglecam with Sound Capabilities!

~Friends of the Redding Eagles
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Update 17
Posted by Terri Lhuillier
4 days ago
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WE DID IT!!!!

We actually surpassed our goal of $1850 raised $1925!!

Thank you one and all for helping us to reach our goal so quickly! Your generosity and support means the world to us!!!

Terri & Kit

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Update 16
Posted by Terri Lhuillier
5 days ago
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In just a few days, we have almost reached our goal of raising $1850 for our Eaglecam Repairs! We are only $160 from our goal now!

Thank you so much to everyone from this generous and wonderful Community & beyond!
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Update 15
Posted by Terri Lhuillier
6 days ago
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Thanks to the amazing generosity and support of our mission to repair the Eaglecam, we are only $335 away from our goal of $1850!

Thank you one and all for helping us to make this dream a reality!
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Update 14
Posted by Terri Lhuillier
7 days ago
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It has been another incredible day filled with generous donations from all of the wonderful people who love our Redding Eagles!

We are now only $540 away from our goal of $1850
We are going to make this happen folks!
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$5,885 of $5,790 goal

Raised by 103 people in 20 months
Created July 28, 2015
$20
Josh Ketellapper
3 days ago

Cool

$50
Kathy Gervais
4 days ago

The eagles mean so much for my Friend Linda!

TM
$25
Toni Middleton
5 days ago

Carry on!

BN
$160
bobi n-p
5 days ago

For all Liberty and Spirit eagle fans~Elated to help!

SK
$100
Sandi Kolakowski
5 days ago
TP
$50
Toni Perkins
5 days ago

Enjoy our Redding eagles and so appreciate all that FORE does to keep the eagle love in view.

$25
Connie Carter
5 days ago

Thank you so much for organizing this

SA
$25
Susan Altman
6 days ago
RR
$40
Renata Ravina
6 days ago
MK
$20
Matt Ketellapper
6 days ago
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