Bald Eagle in Winter

a bald eagle flying in the air
Bald eagle. Image by Sven Lachmann from Pixabay

Appearance: The bald eagle is the United State’s national bird. It’s enormous at about 30-38″ in length with an equally impressive wingspan. They’re brown with a white head and tail, gold bill, and yellow eyes. Male and females look the same.

Winter Diet: Bald eagles are opportunistic eaters but prefer fish. They’ll also eat small mammals, other birds, carrion (dead animals), and anything they can retrieve from the garbage.

Winter feeder food: Bald eagles do not visit feeders (Thank goodness!)

Winter habitat: During winter, bald eagles expand their range to include the entire US, and western British Columbia. They prefer to be near open lakes, rivers, marshes, and coasts so they can fish.

Range Map

Bald eagle range map.
Bald eagle range map. Compliments of The Cornell Lab.