Why is he here?

Donald was hit by a car and his right wing was broken in two places. He was treated at the California Raptor Center. Donald is no longer able to fly and cannot be released to the wild.

He was named for the Donald Weesner Foundation, which provided funding to bring him to the National Eagle Center.

Golden eagles are found across the northern hemisphere in Europe, Asia, North Africa and North America.

They are regular winter inhabitants in the Midwestern United States in the blufflands of southeast Minnesota, western Wisconsin and northeast Iowa, the Driftless region. Learn more about golden eagles …

Basic Facts

  • Golden Eagle

  • Male

  • Hatched in 2002 or earlier

  • Placerville, California

  • Ambassador since 2008