Bald Eagles weigh anywhere from 7 to 15 pounds and having a wing span of 6 – 8 feet. The Bald Eagle is one of the largest birds in North America, with the female being larger than the male.
Found over most of North America from Alaska and Canada to northern Mexico, approximately 20,000 bald eagles live in British Columbia, and over 70,000 live in Alaska, roughly half of the world’s Bald Eagle population. Indeed, the high salmon stocks in this region account for the Bald Eagle’s prominent presence.
Reaching speeds of about 35 mph, flying to an altitude of 10,000 feet, and possessing a lifting power of about 4 pounds, the Bald Eagle is indeed a strong bird with a hunting area varying between 1,700 to 10,000 acres. Once paired, bald eagles will remain together until one dies.
Bald Eagle Facts
- Scientific Name: Haliaeetus Leucocephalus
- Common Name: Bald Eagle
- Length: 29 – 42 Inches
- Longevity: 40 Years