Have a suggestion for what to name two new baby bald eagles at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington?
Eagle experts want to hear it. Under a social media campaign dubbed “Name the Nestlings,” the public is invited to submit names via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Two final names will be selected by officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, wildlife experts and other groups. An announcement of the names will be made April 26 at a public event at the arboretum.
To participate in the naming contest, people are encouraged to use the hashtags #dceaglecam and #namethenestlings and suggest two names for the eaglets that were born earlier this month.
The eaglets have been temporarily named “DC2″ and “DC3.” Their parents — “Mr. President” and “The First Lady” built a nest in a tree at the arboretum in 2014 and hatched and raised one eaglet, “DC1,” at the property in Northeast Washington in 2015.
The American Eagle Foundation is a group based in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., that has helped spearhead a live video stream of the eagles and their eaglets on www.eagles.org. Officials there said they want names that are “fitting” for the two eaglets.
Watch the LIVE Eagle cam HERE