This month’s bird of the month is the Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). Bald eagles are raptors. They are one of North America’s larger birds with a wingspan of over 6.5 feet! Bald eagles eat dead fish and other forms of carrion. Bald Eagles were previously an endangered species, however after the enacting of the Endangered Species Act and the global ban of the DDT pesticide, eagle numbers have improved dramatically.
Bald eagles are famous for being the emblem of the United States, and coincidentally they live or migrate through all US states except Hawaii. Why are we not featuring the bald eagle in July for Independence day? During this month eagles are often found in our area of Nevada circling overhead following cattle.
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