Each year on January 10, the Great Table Archives Day reminds us of the majestic raptors that soar above the Earth – whether we are populated or at absolute risk. Due to the work of our scientists and company, the bald eagle was removed from this list in June 2007. Tests, pesticides and other hazards continue to operate eagle population.
While the day began as a way to save a particular pair of bald eagles and raise awareness of the species, observance has evolved to include eagles as well. About 60 eagles live in the world. There are most species in Eurasia and Africa. North, Central, South America and Australia account for only about 14 species. However, no eagles have been found in Hawaii. The most common variants in North America are the golden and bald eagle.
Eagles are powerful birds of prey. Eagles' keen eyesight, combined with strong muscles, claws and transparent texture, make them delicious prey for hunting. We are also faithful to a husband and wife, a lifelong partnership.
History of Save the Eagles Day
In 2015, Save the Eagles Day derived from Village of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. This day is the result of efforts to save a pair of bald eagles nesting near the community. In late 2014, Paramus' Skymark Development Corp released a study arguing that a landfill near where eagles nest poses health risks. The nesting pair, affectionately named Alice and Al, have been nesting along Overpeck Creek since at least 2011. When the developer proposed a solution that included removing the tree where the eagles nest, the community and the Audubon Association of Bergen County celebrated Save the Eagles Day on January 10, 2015.
Eventually, an agreement was formed to preserve an area of the property as an eagle park. Alice and Al continue to live their days in Ridgefield Park and fly over its inhabitants. Read more about the area's environmental success and about Alice and Al.
ObservedSave the Eagles Day has been observed annually on January 10th.
Friday, January 10th, 2020
Sunday, January 10th, 2021
Monday, January 10th, 2022
Tuesday, January 10th, 2023
Wednesday, January 10th, 2024