Range and Habitat: Bald eagles occur throughout most of North America, from Alaska and Canada to northern Mexico. However, about half of the world's 70,000 bald eagles live in Alaska. Bald eagles usually live along the coast, major lakes, and rivers.
Bald eagles usually weigh between 7 and 14 pounds with a wingspan up to 7.5 feet. Females are generally larger than males with a slightly wider wingspan.
Bald eagles primarily feed on fish, but they will eat a variety of other animals such as waterfowl and small mammals like squirrels, prairie dogs, and rabbits.
Fun Facts: Once endangered from hunting and pesticides, bald eagle numbers have greatly increased under the protection of the Endangered Species Act and are no longer at risk of extinction.