Did You Know?

  • Bald eagles were taken off the Endangered Species List in 2007.
  • The male eagle is smaller than the female.
  • An eagle’s life expectancy is 30-50 years.
  • The Latin name, Haiaeetus leucocephalus, means “white-headed sea bird.”
  • The Old English word “balde” meant white, not hairless.
  • An eagle’s talons & beak are made of keratin; the same material that makes up human hair & fingernails.
  • Adult bald eagles have an average of 7,000 feathers.
  • Bald eagles can reach an altitude of almost two miles in the air!