Previous estimates of home range size varied markedly for Bald Eagles
depending upon breeding/nonbreeding season, age, and sampling technique.
In 1963, the number of nesting pairs of bald eagles
in the lower 48 states dropped to about 417.
As early as 1940, the dwindling number of eagles compelled Congress to pass the Bald Eagle
Protection Act, which outlawed the killing and disturbing of bald eagles
, as well as possession of eagle parts like feathers, eggs and nests.
The bald eagle
has been an American symbol (http://www.
Southeast Alaska is home to the largest population of Bald Eagles
in the United States (Hodges 2011), where abundant marine resources are important for breeding success and survival (Anthony 2001; Elliott and others 2011).
State Ornithologist Andrew Vitz says bald eagles
continue to expand their territory since they were reintroduced in the state from 1982 to 1988.
Observation sites are available all over the state, and several wildlife watchers have come from outside of Mississippi to see bald eagles
in the state.
Young bald eagles
and golden eagles look similar (see "Bald or Golden?
With a white head and tail, and larger than most other birds, it can only be the bald eagle
But, just a few decades ago, we were on the verge of losing bald eagles
, not just in the Channel Islands, but across the nation.
Consisting of Jo Allsop, Andrew Oliver on piano, Stan ("Just Stan") on the drums and John Artes on Bass guitar the three (literally) Bald Eagles
jumped at the idea of joining their lead singer in a Country and Western act.
Shimmel said the center usually will rescue about six bald eagles
Mr Griffiths, owner of the Welsh Hawking Centre, near Barry, has taken in a pair of golden eagles and a pair of bald eagles
in the hope of hatching their eggs.
The problem drove bald eagles
, our national symbol, not to mention peregrine falcons and other bird populations, to the brink of extinction, with populations plummeting more than 80 percent.
The thrill of seeing these magnificent birds from above, plus the bald eagles
(all feeding on millions of salmon in the Thompson and Fraser rivers) was a sight to behold.