Spend some time and view some of the highlights from past videos we have published on our Facebook page and other web locations. Our first video to be featured, Collapse & Rescue, was viewed by over 65,000 people world-wide, and is by far the most popular piece we have published. The process of curating videos to this page will develop slowly as we must convert them from the Facebook platform to our Youtube host. Thanks to the folks that do not use Facebook who made requests to get some of our videos available more easily to them.
During the few years that the bald eagles known as the E-470 eagles were found in an expanded red-tail hawk nest, near the intersection of 120th avenue and E-470, REF organized a group known as the Eagle Brigade. The Eagle Brigade was organized to assist the young eagles when they fledged, because their nest’s location was very close to two very busy roadways with lots of high speed traffic. Little did we all know that we would be watching the collapse of the nest after getting soaked to the point the old dead branch could no longer hold the weight. Thanks to the highway camera placed the the E-470 Highway Authority, the collapse was recorded, REF staff was notified and we responded quickly with the help of Eagle Brigade members we rescued the youngsters and turned them over to the Birds of Prey Rehab Foundation. They spent another year at that facility and were released. Unfortunately, we could not convince authorities to either band them or place telemetry on them to track the movements. Survival rates for young eagles are very poor. We just hope they are still out there.