Bald Eagle

Glacier Bald Eagle

America’s national icon, the bald eagle is distinctive with its white head and tail and dark brown feathers covering its body and wings. This is a huge bird standing 27 to 37 inches and having a wingspan of 5 to 8 feet and can reach flight speeds of 35 to 44 mph.

Facts about the bald eagle

On any day you can often see these majestic birds in the park and surrounding areas. They are unique creatures that usually mate for life. Eagles build nests in tall trees, and return year after year adding sticks and other findings. Their nests can be huge, reaching 5 feet across, 2 feet tall and weigh as much as 4,000 pounds.

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