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Adopt a Bald Eagle

Meet Danebury!

If you’d like to adopt an eagle, the most powerful type of raptor, then Danebury the Bald Eagle is the iconic bird of prey for you!

Danebury has lived at the Hawk Conservancy Trust since 1993, and is a veteran in our flying displays. He flies beautifully, with elegance and grace as he soars the skies across Reg’s Wildflower Meadow at the Trust.

Danebury has a very gentle manner – surprisingly so for a Bald Eagle. He is a lovely bird to work with. However, he does have a naughty side, and can be quite cheeky when he wants to be! He is a stunning bird, with the iconic white plumage of a Bald Eagle around his head. It can take Bald Eagles up to five years to develop these feathers, and are covered in brown feathers before this.

If you would like to adopt a Bald Eagle – especially one that’s cheeky – adopt Danebury, our Bald Eagle, today!

Our adoption packages provide the perfect gift.

Choose from our adoption options - Prices from £25

If you choose to adopt a bird of prey or owl you will be helping towards the care of our birds and conservation work that takes place in the UK and overseas. Adopting one of our owls or other birds of prey is a fantastic gift for the bird enthusiast in your life that keeps giving back. Choose from the various Bald Eagle adoption options below.

Digital

Our Digital Adoption packs make a fantastic present for bird fanatics! This digital package arrives straight into your inbox for you to forward on to your chosen recipient, or print out for yourself. There’s no packaging, no waiting on the post, and a lesser impact on the environment.

As part of your Digital Adoption pack, you will receive by email:

  • A digital  certificate of adoption
  • A digital fact sheet about your adopted species
  • A digital, high-resolution photo of your adoptee

Your fees, which are renewable annually, contribute to the care of our birds.

£25

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Digital+

Digital+ Adoption packs have all the benefits of our Digital Adoptions, plus the chance to come and see your adoptee at the Hawk Conservancy Trust’s award-winning Visitor Attraction Centre! As part of your Digital+ Adoption pack, you will receive by email:

  • An admission eVoucher to the Trust so that you can visit us and see your adoptee
  • Your name displayed on our Adoptions board
  • A digital  certificate of adoption
  • A digital fact sheet about your adopted species
  • A digital, high-resolution photo of your adoptee

Your fees, which are renewable annually, contribute to the care of our birds.

£40

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Adoption

Our Adoption Pack makes a wonderful gift for bird lovers of all ages. For just £60, you will receive in your adoption pack:

  • An admission ticket to the Trust so that you can visit us and see your adoptee
  • Your name displayed on our Adoptions board
  • A certificate of adoption
  • A fact sheet about your adopted species
  • A mounted photo of your adoptee
  • A memento of your adopted species

All of this will be delivered in a beautiful Hawk Conservancy Trust embellished box.  Your fees, which are renewable annually, contribute to the care of our birds.

£60

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Come and chat to Danebury

Danebury is a beautiful Bald Eagle, who you can spot on his perch at the Hawk Conservancy Trust. He has a few favourite faces in the Bird Team, and is especially fond of Bird Team member Ryan Stephens. So much so, it’s hard for Ryan to get a word in edgeways when they are together!

Danebury has landed!

Danebury is absolutely stunning to watch in flight, and has flown beautifully above Reg’s Wildflower Meadow over the years. Take a look at one of his amazing landings in slow motion.

Adopt a Bird of Prey FAQ'S

What types of birds of prey can I adopt?

There are seven birds of prey that you can adopt: Sweeney Todd the Snowy Owl, Charlie the Barn Owl, Cassius the African White-backed Vulture, Angola the Secretary Bird, Raj the Peregrine Falcon, Cottonmouth the Burrowing Owl or Danebury the Bald Eagle. Please note Cottonmouth the Burrowing Owl is only available as a Digital or Digital Plus adoption exclusively.

Can I meet the bird of prey I have adopted?

If you choose our Digital+ or Standard Bird of Prey Adoption pack, you will have an admission voucher included in your adoption pack for you to visit the Hawk Conservancy Trust. If you ask a member of our team on arrival they will be able to show you where your adopted bird of prey’s aviary is around the Trust Grounds so you can see them.

How long does my Bird of Prey Adoption last for?

All Bird of Prey Adoptions last one year from date of purchase.

Does my Adoption automatically renew?

Your bird of Prey Adoption does not automatically renew, however you will receive an email before your adoption is about to expire notifying you of the approaching expiry date and a reminder to renew.

Will my name be on a plaque?

If you have adopted a bird of prey with our Digital+ or Standard Adoption packs, you can find your name on our Adoptions Board next to our Rose Arch. Premium Adoptions will have the adoptee’s name on a plaque on the adopted bird of prey’s aviary.

Did you know?
The Turkey Vulture is most famous for its well-developed sense of smell and ability to find carcasses beneath the forest canopy. Because of this, they’re often followed by other scavengers like Black Vultures, which often try to steal their food.
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