Diet: Carnivore: Fish, smaller birds, small mammals
Average lifespan: Up to 28 years
Average size: Length: 28–40 in.; Wingspan: 6–8 ft.
Average weight: 7–12 lb.
Did You Know?
The nest of the bald eagle is the largest bird nest in North America and the largest tree nest in the world. A bald eagle nest can be as large as 8 ft. in length and up to 13 ft. deep! Each year the adult pair will add one to two feet of new material to the nest.
- 13 minutes, 46 seconds
This 13-minute film chronicles the journey of the bald eagle's recovery from disappearance on the Channel Islands in the 1960s due to DDT contamination, overhunting, and egg collecting to today's population of about 60 eagles on four Channel Islands, some that are successfully breeding.
Last updated: November 9, 2018