Category Archives: Symbolism

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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What are some values of Bald Eagles?

The bald eagle was chosen June 20, 1782 as the emblem of the United States of America, because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks, and also because it existed only in North America. The Bald Eagle is … 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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How Did the Bald Eagle Become Our American Symbol?

On June 20, 1782, the Second Continental Congress established the Bald Eagle as our National Symbol.  The Bald Eagle was chosen to represent this country for its:  virtue, purity, innocence, power, bravery, justice, and perseverance.  Benjamin Franklin had preferred the … Continue reading

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