Eagle Fact Thursday: Protecting Our National Symbol

Protecting our national symbol: Bald eagles require three things for survival: an adequate supply of food, nesting sites close to food, and a reasonable degree of freedom from disturbance during nesting periods. Because of their large size, they need a substantial food base and it is important that the home range includes a body of […]

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Eagle Fact Thursday: Adaptability

Bald eagles are well adapted to their lifestyle. They possess sharp, pointed beaks designed for ripping and tearing prey into bite-sized pieces. Eagles have powerful legs and feet that are equipped with large talons used for killing their prey. Bald eagles are opportunistic foragers but prefer fish as their primary food and are found in […]

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Eagle Fact Thursday: Finding your Voice

Justice Ginsburg once said, “Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.” and the might American Bald Eagle follows that advice. ‘Bald eagles have a rather wimpy voice for such large, majestic birds. They have a squeaky alarm call used near the nest, and a similar vocalization usually uttered with a vertical head toss. They […]

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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 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

Eagles usually mate for life, choosing the tops of large trees to build nests, which they typically use and enlarge each year. Bald eagles may also have one or more alternate nests within their breeding territory. In treeless regions, they may also nest in cliffs or on the ground. The birds travel great distances but […]

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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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