Bald Eagle Facts – 80 Amazing Facts About Bald Eagles

Facts About Bald Eagles

Bald eagles are only found in North America.

Bald eagles can see ultraviolet light.

Bald eagles have a see through eyelid called nictitating membrane, apart from the normal eyelids. The membrane protects, moistens and cleans the eyes.

Bald eagle is the national emblem of the United States since 1782.

Bald eagle can fly up to 10,000 ft or 3,000 m in the air.

Bald eagles mature at around 4 to 5 years and choose their mate.

Bald eagles can produce up to 3 eggs a year.

Bald eagles prey on fish, smaller birds, carrion and rodent, they also ear large fish and birds.

Today there are around 70,000 bald eagles in North America.

Bald eagle numbers were once between 300,000 and 500,000 in the 1700s. But the number declines to 500 nesting pair in the lower 48 states. Their numbers have rebounded since and now there are 5,000 nesting pairs in the lower 48 states.