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  USFlag.org: A website dedicated to the Flag of the United States of America - American Bald Eagle
Bald eagles are believed to live 30 years or longer in the wild, and even longer in captivity.
In 1967, bald eagles were officially declared an endangered species (under a law that preceded the Endangered Species Act of 1973) in all areas of the United States south of the 40th parallel.
In addition to the adverse effects of DDT, bald eagles also died from lead poisoning as a result of feeding on hunter-killed or crippled waterfowl containing lead shot and from lead shot that was inadvertently ingested by the waterfowl.
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 Bald Eagle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bald in the English name refers to the white head feathers, and the scientific name is derived from Haliaeetus, the New Latin for "sea eagle," (from the Greek haliaetos) and leucocephalus, the Greek for "white head," from leukos ("white") and kephale ("head").
Bald Eagles are protected by two federal laws in the United States: the Bald Eagle Protection Act (1940), which protects Bald and Golden Eagles, and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (1918).
The only Bald Eagle to be hatched outside North America was born on May 3, 2006 in a zoo in the German city of Magdeburg.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bald_Eagle   (1471 words)

  
 The Bald Eagle - USA's National Emblem
The bald eagle was chosen June 20, 1782 as the emblem of the United States of American, because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks, and also because it was then believed to exist only on this continent.
Bald eagles are unlikely to bother smaller birds or their young, which makes these efforts unnecessary.
It was Benjamin Franklin's observations of a bald eagle either ignoring or retreating from such mobbing that probably led to his claim of the bald eagle's lack of courage.
www.baldeagleinfo.com /eagle/eagle9.html   (822 words)

  
 The American Bald Eagle @ History @ Flag Day Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Eagles are loosely divided into four types; sea or fish eagles, serpent or snake eagles, true or booted eagles, and harpy or buteonine eagles.
Bald eagles are believed to live 30 years in the wild, and even longer in captivity.
Once endangered in all of the lower 48 states, the bald eagle's status was upgraded to "threatened" in 1994, two decades after the banning of DDT and the passing of laws to protect both eagles and their nesting trees.
www.flagday.com /history/bald_eagle/index.shtml   (904 words)

  
 Bald Eagle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bald Eagles are powerful fliers, and also soar on thermal convection currents.
Eagles that are old enough to breed often return to the area where they were born.
Eagles have structures on their toes called spiricules that allow them to grasp fish.
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 American Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
The Bald Eagle tends to breed during the winter in the south, and during the spring in the north.
Bald Eagles will tend to stay in their nesting area year round if there is food available and the weather permits.
The Bald Eagle is a raptor and that means it is a bird of prey.
www.blueplanetbiomes.org /bald_eagle_deciduous.htm   (1475 words)

  
 THE AMERICAN BALD EAGLE
The American Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephallus) is a member of the Hawk (Accipitridea) Family.There are basically two subspecies of the Bald Eagle, a southern and a northern.
Bald Eagles were down graded from the endangered to protected on the Endangered Species List.
Bald Eagles mate by flying to high altitudes then locking their talons together and mating on their as they spin in circles back towards the ground.
www.geocities.com /johnnieeagle@sbcglobal.net/eagle.htm   (860 words)

  
 Bald Eagle Facts and Information
Bald Eagles are about 29 to 42 inches long, can weigh 7 to 15 pounds, and have a wing span of 6 to 8 feet.
Bald Eagles live near large bodies of open water such as lakes, marshes, seacoasts and rivers, where there are plenty of fish to eat and tall trees for nesting and roosting.
The mass shooting of eagles, use of pesticides on crops, destruction of habitat, and contamination of waterways and food sources by a wide range of poisons and pollutants all played a role in harming the Bald Eagle's livelihood and diminishing their numbers.
www.eagles.org /moreabout.html   (1081 words)

  
 Information, American Bald Eagle Foundation
Eagles feed mainly on fish, but water fowl, small mammals and carrion supplement their diet, especially when fish are in short supply.
Bald Eagles have also been known to swim to shore with a heavy fish using their strong wings as paddles.
Bald Eagles are more abundant in Alaska than anywhere else in the United States with an estimated 50,000 birds –; one out of every two bald eagles in North America.
baldeagles.org /eagleinfo.html   (952 words)

  
 The American Bald Eagle - Public and Intergovernmental Affairs
The bald eagle has been the national bird of the United States since 1782, when it was placed with outspread wings on the Great Seal of our country.
It wasn’t until 1789 that the bald eagle was finally chosen to represent the new nation.
I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character; like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy.
www1.va.gov /opa/feature/celebrate/eagle.asp   (467 words)

  
 ScienceMaster - JumpStart - American Bald Eagle
From fewer than 450 nesting pairs in the early 1960s, there are now nearly 4,500 adult bald eagle nesting pairs and an unknown number of young and subadults in the conterminous U.S. In the last few years, several states have had breeding bald eagles for the first time in years.
Until recently, the bald eagle was listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act in 43 of the lower 48 states and listed as threatened in Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Then, in July 1995, the Fish and Wildlife Service announced that bald eagles in the lower 48 states have recovered to the point that those populations that were previously considered endangered are now considered threatened.
www.sciencemaster.com /jump/life/eagle.php   (1412 words)

  
 PORTRAIT OF THE AMERICAN BALD EAGLE
The bald eagle is not really bald but gets its name from the Old English word "balde" meaning "white," which refers to the white head of the mature or adult eagle.
The bald eagle occurs in a variety of plumages, associated with the age of the bird.
Bald eagles have been known to live to be 25 to 30 years old.
www.mvr.usace.army.mil /missriver/Interp/EaglesEco.htm   (1903 words)

  
 PEEC.org - The North American Bald Eagle
The Bald eagle, a nearctic bird of prey, is closely related to palearctic raptor, the White-tailed Sea Eagle.
North European White-tailed Eagles are similar to Bald Eagles in Canada, moving south to lakes, rivers and estuaries in the winter.
Although both the White-tailed Eagle and the Bald Eagle are from two very different continents, both remain highly susceptible to very similar human related problems such as illegal hunting, disturbance, pollution, and habitat degradation.
www.peec.org /Library/eagle.html   (639 words)

  
 American Bald Eagle
The Bald Eagle is a member of the Accipitridae family, which includes all Hawks and Eagles.
In the 1950's the numbers of Eagles was greatly diminished by illegal shooting, water pollution and the widespread overuse of certain pesticides such as DDT.
The eagle has also gained a reputation as a pirate of the rivers and lakes as he will steal fish from smaller birds such as osprey and crows, but this is a rarity rather than the rule.
garden.thefairkingdom.com /bird/abeagle.html   (380 words)

  
 American Eagle
Displaying the eagle is a traditional practice that celebrates the individual's freedom of choice guaranteed to all citizens of The United States of America.
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 was then believed to exist only on this continent.
eagle, faced front, having on his breast a shield with thirteen perpendicular red and white stripes, surmounted by a blue field with the same number of stars.
www.americanfamilytraditions.com /American_Eagle.htm   (1009 words)

  
 American Bald Eagle Information
Bald eagles are found over most of North America, from Alaska and Canada to northern Mexico.
The "southern" bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus leucocephalus, is found in the gulf states from Texas and Baja California across to South Carolina and Florida, south of 40 degrees north latitude.
The "northern" bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus alascanus, is found north of 40 degrees north latitude across the entire continent.
www.baldeagleinfo.com   (618 words)

  
 american bald eagle
Young eagles can fly when they are about three months old, but parents continue to feed them for another month and a half until they learn to hunt.
Bald eagles often chase other raptors (bird predators), especially Osprey, until they drop their kills.
More recently, bald eagles were place on the Endangered Species list when pesticides (chemicals used to keep pests off of crops) caused eagle eggs to weaken and not hatch.
www.fcps.k12.va.us /StratfordLandingES/Ecology/mpages/american_bald_eagle.htm   (654 words)

  
 T-Shirt American Bald Eagle History
The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a raptor that is indigenous to North America, and is the national symbol of the United States of America.
Bald Eagles are sexually mature at 4 or 5 years of age.
Bald Eagles which are old enough to nest often return to the area in which they were raised.
www.webspawner.com /users/brians76torino/largeamericanba.html   (477 words)

  
 Wounded American Bald Eagle Recovering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
A female American bald eagle brought to the OSU Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital just over a week ago suffering from a broken leg, broken wing, and a gunshot wound, has improved but full recovery is still months away doctors say.
The eagle was brought to the hospital by a Grant County wildlife officer and was recovered near Enid.
Although the eagle has regained feeling in the broken leg and has voluntary motion in her foot, it is still weak and she will have to be able to depend on it before she can fend for herself.
www2.okstate.edu /pio/eagle.html   (383 words)

  
 EEK! - Critter Corner - The American Bald Eagle
We all know the bald eagle as a national symbol with its distinctive "bald" white head, tail, and dark brown body.
Eagles usually build their nests in tall trees, often a live white pine, with large sticks as shell and softer material as the lining.
DDT is a powerful insecticide which accidentally affected eagles and other birds by causing their eggs to have thin shells that broke.
www.dnr.state.wi.us /org/caer/ce/eek/critter/bird/baldeagle.htm   (770 words)

  
 Eagles of Reelfoot Lake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Bald Eagles, the symbol of our great country, are still in danger of extinction.
The familiar image of the Eagle is that of the mature bird with the stately "bald" crown of white feathers.
Eagles, Hawks, and Owls are protected species, and it is illegal to kill any of them.
www.utm.edu /organizations/recycle/teams/eagles.html   (509 words)

  
 The American Bald Eagle
Currently, the eagle is recognized as a federally threatened species in the United States, and while it has been proposed to take the bird off the list completely, it remains until a satisfactory means of protection can be established.
Eagles continue to reside in the area outside of the described three-month period, but December through February are the primary months for their migration south.
Bald eagle sightings in the tail waters of Upper Mississippi River and Illinois Waterway dams during the winter of 2002-3.
www.mvr.usace.army.mil /missriver/bedweb/Summary03.htm   (484 words)

  
 American Bald Eagle Recovery
Thanks to these efforts, the bald eagle is now back from the brink, thriving in virtually every state of the Union.
The return of the bald eagle is a fitting cap to a century of environmental stewardship, chartered for us in the beginning by one of our greatest conservationists, President Theodore Roosevelt.
People in places where you would expect the bald eagle, and people in places where we had forgotten the bald eagle ever existed, like Washington.
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 American Bald Eagle
In 1990, only 10 bald eagle nests were active and fewer than 30 birds were living in Ohio.
The nest of an eagle is no small matter and the birds return to the same nest year after year to raise their young.
It was used by several different pairs of eagles for more than 35 years until it fell 80 feet to the ground during a storm in March of 1925.
www.akronzoo.org /learn/eagle.asp   (195 words)

  
 A to Z Kids Stuff Bald Eagle
The bald eagle is an endangered species and is the only unique eagle found on the North America continent.
Eagles feed mainly on fish, but they also eat anything that can be caught easily or is found dead.
Bald Eagles are one of the largest birds in North America.
www.atozkidsstuff.com /baldeagle.html   (336 words)

  
 The Bald Eagle, Symbol of our Nation
Bald eagles mate for life and build large nests that are used year after year.
The white crown that makes the bald eagle so quickly recognizable, along with its white tail feathers, do not appear until the eagles reach 4 or 5 years of age.
Bald eagles are protected under the National Emblem Act of 1940, also known as the Bald Eagle Protection Act.
www.homeofheroes.com /hallofheroes/1st_floor/flag/1bfc_eagle.html   (559 words)

  
 Bald Eagle Bounces Back After Decades of Persecution
Before European settlement, 250,000 to 500,000 bald eagles ranged across North America, and as late as the mid-1800s, wintering eagles reportedly fished the waters off New York's Manhattan Island by the hundreds, sometimes devouring their catch in Central Park.
The largest bald eagle nest on record was in Florida—9.5 feet (three meters) wide and 20 feet (six meters) high, it weighed more than two tons.
The eagle on The Presidential Seal faced in the opposite direction—toward the talon holding the arrows—until 1945, when Harry Truman had it redesigned to face the olive branch as well.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2002/06/0620_020620_baldeagle.html   (1190 words)

  
 Bald Eagle - Centerpiece on the front of the Great Seal of the United States
An eagle first appeared as a minor symbolic element on the shield suggested by the first Great Seal design committee in August 1776.
Their shield was composed of six emblems for "the Countries from which these States have been peopled." One emblem was the "Imperial Eagle" for Germany.
In the crest of the third committee's design (May 1782) was a white Eagle holding a sword in its right talon and the U.S. flag in its left.
www.greatseal.com /symbols/eagle.html   (159 words)

  
 Alaska Bald Eagle Festival
Starting in late October, eagles by the hundreds can be seen along the sand bars and in cottonwood trees in the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.
The river "flats" of the Chilkat River, along the Haines Highway between Miles 18 and 21, are the main viewing area for eagle watchers and are considered critical habitat in the Preserve.
Bald Eagles are attracted to the area by the availability of spawned-out salmon and open waters in the late fall and winter.
www.baldeaglefestival.org   (601 words)

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