Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
We have three majestic birds in Eagle Mesa. The first one you see is Dorado, our Golden Eagle. As with most of the birds in our care, our Golden Eagle cannot be released into the wild. Dorado was hit by a car, which damaged his right wing, making it difficult to fly and hunt. At Eagle Mesa, you can experience a feeding daily at 2:30 p.m. It’s probably the best way to see a Golden Eagle feed as, in the wild, they have been seen hunting large mammals, or fighting off coyotes, and even bears, in defense of their prey.