Sylvia's Fish Fund
Organized by: Peggy Ivimey
Peggy Ivimey via Crowdrise
August 01, 2014
Sylvia the bald eagle was 5 weeks old when the nest she and her 2 brothers were in was blown out of its' tree during a storm in Washington state. Her brothers were successfully rehabbed and released back into the wild. Sylvia, however, sustained a permanent left wing injury and has never flown. She rehabbed in Bainbridge Island, WA at the West Sound Wildlife Shelter. After waiting almost 2 years, she was obtained by the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge & Rehabilitation Center in Wilmington, NY as their educational/display bald eagle in 2011 as she was non-releasable. The refuge relies on donations to feed its' refuge animals and this girl has quite the appetite! The American bald eagle (Haliaeetus Leucocephalus) is the official bird of the United States of America. Native to North America, bald eagles were chosen because of their majestic beauty and strength. Sylvia, despite her wing injury, is both beautiful and majestic. An eagle will live up to 50 years in captivity. Eagles feed primarily on fish, small mammals, waterfowl, and carrion. This girl has quite the appetite!
We keep the fundraiser going thoroughout the year and years. Thank you for your generosity!