Category Archives: Life History, Biology, & Behavior

To Watch An Eagle Fly – {Haliaeetus leucocephalus}

Submitted By Warren Young; Alberta, Canada    The adult American bald eagle is unmistakable in appearance.  It is a striking creature possessing a fierce profile with sharp penetrating yellow eyes. Little wonder it was chosen as America’s national bird symbol back in … Continue reading

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When is Challenger’s Birthday?”

You have probably heard about Challenger.  He is a non-releasable Bald Eagle cared for by the non-profit American Eagle Foundation (AEF).  He was blown from his Louisiana nest in a storm in 1989, when 3-5  weeks of age.  He was … Continue reading

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How do the feathers of bald eagles molt and change color?

During the first year of a bald eagle’s life, its feathers go through a series of feather molts and color changes.  Silky down feathers at its hatching are gradually replaced by stronger flight feathers by the time they can  first … Continue reading

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Favorite Bald Eagle Questions and Answers

Since March, 2001, the American Eagle Foundation (AEF) has responded to thousands of E-mail inquiries <EagleMail@Eagles.org> about bald eagles, including the following favorites: 1. Why Are Some Eagles Called Bald eagles? There are 59 species of eagles in the world. … Continue reading

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Life History of Bald Eagles

Bald Eagles have an interesting life history, from the time the eggs are laid until the time they are fledgling from their nest, finding food to survive, mating, starting the life cycle all over again. The American Eagle Foundation (AEF) … Continue reading

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