Bald eagles are large, powerful birds that are considered predators or birds of prey. They are mainly found in North America. Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, the United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water that have a big food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.
The bald eagle’s diet is mainly fish, which it swoops down and snatches from the water with its huge talons. It builds the largest nest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species. The record is 9.5 feet wide and 20 feet deep and that was set in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The wingspan of a bald eagle is typically between 6-8 feet and they can weigh anywhere from 7-14 pounds. When flying, they can reach speeds of 75-100 miles per hour.
Did you know...
Eagles have amazing eyesight and can see their prey up to 2 miles away!