Female Steller’s Sea Eagle

She has a name…Aurora!

The National Aviary would like to thank everyone who submitted name suggestions for our new female Steller’s Sea Eagle, now named Aurora!

What does her name mean?

  • Aurora (homage to Aurora Borealis, or The Northern Lights, which can be seen in several locations including Estonia, where she lived prior to the Aviary).

Aurora is the potential new mate of Kodiak, or Kody, the Steller’s Sea Eagle™®. He has called the National Aviary home for more than 15 years. This charismatic bird made headlines back in 2021 when he accidentally got out of his habitat.

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Our team immediately launched an exhaustive recovery effort. The community was so instrumental in helping bring Kody home, that we want the community to be involved with naming his potential new mate.

Now that she has a name, you can symbolically adopt Aurora AND get one free admission pass to visit her.

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*A random drawing will be taken of those who originally submitted the name for a National Aviary bird of prey Animal Encounter with an owl or falcon! Spelling will not be taken into account (i.e. Kody vs Cody).

By participating in the contest, the National Aviary has the right to share the name(s) of the randomly chosen winners.

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