NEWS FROM THE NEST – September 30, 2020

We hope this newsletter finds you and yours healthy and coping well.  During this pandemic, our fundraising, outreach school programs, and planned social events have been cancelled for most of 2020.  Our plans and our work for the Marco Island Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary however, will continue with your help.  Please see our request and Nature Preserve update below.  In the meantime, we look forward to our resident bald eagles, Calusa and Herb returning to their nest, and for better days ahead for everyone.   


The next phase of development, installation of the nature trail walkway, has been completed!  To date, the Marco Island Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary has received donations for only half of the project cost and needs an additional $3,000 to cover the total project cost.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation for the Marco Island Nature Preserve’s new nature trail walkway Donations May Be Made By Check to:

Marco Island Nature Preserve
P.O. Box 983, Marco Island, FL, 34146
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We thank each and every one of you for your valued support over the years.

Eagle Cam Update

A few months ago, the eagle camera was struck by lightning so a new replacement camera was purchased.  The cost of the camera, camera maintenance and monthly services are a financial challenge in this time of the pandemic. 

With the generous assistance of Al and Yvette Benarroch, owners of Affordable Landscape Service, a boom truck raised the camera technician to the top of the pole to install the new camera. The eagle cam is currently operating for public viewing. 

The Marco Island Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary sincerely thanks Affordable Landscape Service for their generosity and assistance in the installation of the new camera.  Once again, people globally will enjoy watching our resident bald eagles, Calusa and Herb, raising their next family of eaglets.  

Telescope Update

The eagle-viewing telescope will be returned to the post in front of the Nature Preserve when it is determined to be safe for public use. 

We look forward to the upcoming nesting season!

Carl Way, President and Founder,

Linda Turner, Director of Community Relations,