AMERICAN ANIMALS WEEK DAY #5
It’s the last day of our celebration of American Animals week! We’ve packed up the RV and headed to the woods of the Northeast to find our national bird! These majestic birds now fly over most of our country after almost being lost. Bring your binoculars and your best bird watching skills and let’s do this!
MEET THE BALD EAGLE!
Diet: Carnivore: fish, small birds, carrion
Length/Weight: 28-38”/ 6 ½- 14 lbs
Conservation Status: least concern
- Bald Eagles have been the National Bird since 1782.
- They have a wingspan of up to 8 ¼ feet.
- Bald Eagles mate for life. They reinforce their pair bonds with spectacular flights that they do together.
- Pairs build their large nests and raise their chicks together.
- They are the only eagle native to North America.
- Bald Eagles have excellent eyesight.
- They can live for up to 28 years!
- Bald eagles don’t develop their white feathers until around the age of 5!
We just love Bald Eagles and think they make a fine national bird! They are so regal. Unfortunately we almost lost these birds to pollution and habitat loss and they were near extinction in the mid 1900s. After much human effort to save them they are now living in almost every state! YAY!!!