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Bald Eagle

        Animals | Endangered Species

Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle

Bird Spotting: The plumage of newly born eaglets is light gray

Habitat: Unique to North America, the bald eagle can be found along lakes, rivers, marshes and seacoasts across all 50 states except Hawaii.

Nesting: Bald eagle nests are massive. Creating a web of sticks in a tall tree, or sometimes a cliff, they will lay two or three white eggs each season.

Bird Bite: During colonial times, the bald eagle was a familiar sight along almost every coastline. By 1967, America's national symbol, the bald eagle, was listed as an endangered species. Although it made a slight comeback nearly 35 years later, the bald eagle was still considered a threatened species.  After years of work to protect its habitat, prevent illegal shooting and curb contamination of its food sources, the U.S. government took the eagle off the Endangered Species Act's "threatened" list in June of 2007.

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