Eagle Fact Thursday

Bald eagles are automatically unique, because they’re the national bird in the United States. On top of that, they make the largest nest of any bird in North America. On average, bald eagles weigh somewhere between nine and twelve pounds, depending on if it’s a male or a female (the females tend to weigh a […]

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Eagle Fact Thursday

Fighting Eagles! Two bald eagles were caught on tape fighting outside a Seattle home, on Sunday May 1st. The altercation lasted five hours! While PAWS Wildlife Rehabilitation Manager Emily Meredith told KING 5 News that a dispute lasting this long is not uncommon, it becoming physical is. “Usually, the eagles do a lot of posturing […]

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Eagle Fact Thursday

The bald eagle is actually a sea eagle (Haliaeetus species) that commonly occurs inland along rivers and large lakes. The adult male is about 90 cm (36 inches) long and has a wingspan of 2 metres (6.6 feet). Females, which grow somewhat larger than males, may reach 108 cm (43 inches) in length and have a wingspan of […]

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Eagle Fact Thursday

Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act The bald eagle is protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act even though it has been delisted under the Endangered Species Act. This law, originally passed in 1940, provides for the protection of the bald eagle and the golden eagle (as amended in 1962) by prohibiting the […]

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Eagle Fact Thursday

Bald eagle nests are generally 4-5 feet wide and 2-4 feet deep, although the nesting pair will add nesting material to the nest every year. Some eagle nests stay small, but some can reach 10 feet across and weigh a thousand pounds! The largest recorded bald eagle nest, located in St. Petersburg, Florida, was 9.5 […]

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Eagle Fact Thursday

An eagle has 1 million cones per mm² on its retina, as compared to the human eye which only has 200,000 cones per mm². This is the reason why eagles have such better eye sight than humans. Source: https://facts.net/eagle-facts/

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Eagle Fact Thursday

Eagles, of which there are 60 species, are part of the Accipitridae family of birds. Other members of Accipitridae are hawks, kites, and harriers. Source: https://chipperbirds.com/facts-about-eagles/

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Eagle Fact Thursday

Did you know that the Bald Eagle left the List the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in the contiguous states on June 28, 2007? Source: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service https://fws.gov/story/2007-08/bald-eagle-leaves-endangered-species-list

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Eagle Thursday

The bald eagle is the largest eagle in North America, and is found nowhere else in the world! Easy to recognize with its white head and tail, the bald eagle is a national symbol of the United States of America. Learn about these amazing fishers and nestbuilders, and learn the story of how they became […]

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