Thunder Eagle Wildlife
Thunder Eagle Wildlife

Thunder Eagle Wildlife, located in rural Dinwiddie county, Virginia !

Thunder Eagle Wildlife is a Non Profit  Charity 501c3 oganization. We are state and federally permitted by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the Federal Wildlife Service to provide care and treatment of injured, orphaned or displaced birds and small mammals. Our goal is to support nature's balance by compassionate care of wildlife, specializing in raptors (birds of prey) by working closely with our local conservation officers, animal shelters, vetererinary clinics and the public.

Education Programs: We provide an education program to the public based on local owls in Virginia. This includes a live presentation of several common Virginia owls "on glove" ( Eastern Screech Owls, Barred Owl and Great Horned Owl.) The program is suitable for all ages. Please contact us to schedule a program.

Check the "Education programs" page for more information. 

"Duke" our educational Great Horned Owl
"Patch & Roswell" our Educational Eastern Screech Owls
"Squirt" our educational Barred Owl

Want to know more about us and our projects? Read about the work we have done so far and our plans for the future. Do you like what we do and want to know what you can do to help? Learn more about us.

Eagle Rescue in Hopewell, Va

Through the briars
Adult Male Bald Eagle
Oscar Beaird & Jeffrey Faber

June 13,2015 : The Heart of a Vietnam Vet heart emoticon

"Hopewell Dispatch, we have a situation". We got the call just as I was getting ready to fix supper. There was an injured eagle.

Oven was turned off... it would be an hour drive and supper would have to wait. Grabbing the triage bag off we went!

An hour later, the site above greeted us. Oscar Beaird a retired Vietnam Vet had made the 2nd eagle rescue of his life. The bird had been clipped by a car, injuring its left wing tip (no open fracture thank goodness). Mr Beaird had waded through the briars with the help Jeffery Faber and rescued the injured adult male Bald Eagle.
Mr Beaird stayed seated on the ground with the bird for 2 hours...was soaking wet from a downpour of rain that came through just after the capture...but his BIG HEART shown through his eyes when we arrived.

All of the Vets that I have met in my lifetime have been special people...but I have a tender spot for my Vietnam Vets..I have yet to meet a member of that era who under their rough, gruff exterior did not have a huge heart.

The Creator will save a special place for this wonderful man who took the time to save the raptor who flies closest to the heavens with our prayers.

(photos thanks to Rita Belcher)




As a 501C3 non profit all volunteer organization, donations to Thunder Eagle Wildlife are tax deductible.

We receive NO funding from State or Federal agencies.

We deeply appreciate all donations.


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