Bald Eagle

 

Florida has the largest population of Bald Eagles in the contiguous 48 states. Males and females look the same but the female is larger. Bald Eagle pairs nest for life and build large (to 8’ across) stick nests atop pine trees. One brood, usually with 2 babies, is raised annually. After a ban on the use of pesticides and protective legislation Bald Eagle populations have been increasing.

Latin Name: Haliaeetus Leucocephalus

Habitat:Pine flatwoods, Marsh, River

Diet: fish, carrion, ducks, gulls

Species Alert! Threatened– proposed for delisting