In late August of 2018, a very weak and starved Golden Eagle arrived at our rescue center. When Martin first saw her, the eagle was very thin and barely conscious. Upon arrival to the rescue center, she was given fluids and food then placed in a dark and quiet chamber to begin healing.
For the first few days of her stay, Martin continued to feed her and check on her progress. There were some positive signs, but it would still be many days before she would show sure signs of recovery.
Once she began feeding herself, she was moved to a larger chamber and left alone as much as possible. She stayed with us for 32 days.
This eagle recovered and was released back to the wild where she belongs.
Mail Donations You are welcome to mail us a donation or call to ask any questions about our organization. Phone: (435) 5864693 • (435) 5901618 Address: P.O. Box 1907 Cedar City, UT 847211907 Checks Payable to: Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah
Our Mission Founded in 1997 in Cedar City Utah, we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, wildlife and environmental education, and the development of the Cedar Canyon Nature Park.
_Rescue, Rehabilitate and Release_ The Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah (SWF) cares for more than 100 sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife annually. Restoring them to health and returning them to the wild is our primary goal, but for those that cannot be released due to disabilities, the Cedar Canyon Nature Park (CCNP) can provide them with a permanent home in a natural setting while enhancing our visitors educational experience at the park.
_Informing, Educating and Inspiring_ The SWF provides over 100 educational programs reaching over 30,000 people annually. We believe providing educational outreach programs to schools, scout groups and community events, with focus on children and families, will make the greatest impact in preserving our wildlife, the environment, our public lands and our resources for future generations to enjoy.
Martin Tyner Since age twelve, with a bird on his arm, Martin has captivated audiences sharing his knowledge and experience of his wildlife friends.
At age nineteen, Martin was hired as curator of birds of prey at Busch Gardens, CA. He also worked in the movie and television industry training big cats, elephants, primates, sea mammals and raptors.
“One of my greatest childhood fantasies was the desire to create a personal friendship with a wild eagle. I found myself with a love and fascination for these powerful creatures.”
Martin Tyner is a federally licensed falconer, eagle falconer, wildlife rehabilitator, wildlife propagator, and wildlife and environmental educator.
He has been providing wildlife and environmental programs throughout the western United States, to schools, scouts and community groups for over fifty years.
“Grandpa believed in a very simple philosophy; that a person should get up every morning and do good. Doing good means that you do well for others and doing well means that you do good for yourself. There is nothing wrong with doing well, but Grandpa always believed in doing good.”
Martin's book, Healer of Angels, reflects back on his life: from a young boy terrified of birds to becoming the first man in North America licensed to train a wild golden eagle in the ancient art of falconry.