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“Arizona”

Golden Eagle 
Aquila chrysaetos

Most of our birds are injured as a result of accidental contact with humans, but Arizona’s story is different. She was raised illegally in captivity. Because she was not fed a proper diet during this crucial period in her growth, she suffered from malnourishment, and her bones could not develop properly. A rehabilitator in Sedona, AZ treated her, but the damage was permanent. Arizona cannot fly well, so VINS gave her a permanent home in 1996.
Golden eagles are rare in our area, and even birdwatchers rarely see them in the wild. Once thought to be absent from the eastern United States, recent satellite tagging has suggested a population of up to 1,500 birds can be found here. Breeding in northeastern Canada, these eagles migrate through New York and Vermont in November, the month after the other fall migratory raptors, to winter in the central Appalachians.
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Adopt Packages

Thank you for helping support the care of our Golden Eagle, Arizona, through the RISE Adopt a Raptor Program. Together, we can protect our natural heritage through education, research and avian wildlife rehabilitation.

$30

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Digital Photo

$50

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Color Photo
Window Cling Decal

$100

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate 
Species Fact Sheet 
Color Photo 
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag

$500

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate 
Species Fact Sheet 
Color Photo 
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag
Behind-the-Scenes Tour